One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
no object, with adverbial of direction Go or move in a specified direction.‘I used to drink beer at home with Dad before he choofed off’
- ‘I can remember things that happened when I was little, like when a steam train came down the middle of our street and my family got on board and we choofed away to a holiday village in the Swiss Alps.’
- ‘He choofs off to work every morning and brings home the bread and I stay home and do housewifey things.’
- ‘Dan and I choofed off down to the winery and ran through the latest reds and whites sitting on oak.’
- ‘Then we choofed off from the little town of Adaminaby and set off for the Snowy Mountains themselves.’
- ‘So weren't we happy when not long after choofing out of Beijing on the Trans Mongolian, we happened to notice a large and pretty looking wall in the hills.’
1940s: form of chuff, used figuratively.
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