Definition of shufti in English:

shufti

noun

British
informal
  • A look or reconnoitre, especially a quick one.

    ‘I'll take a shufti round the wood while I'm about it’
    • ‘Hospital staff had a shufti and sent Stevens on his way with a quick ‘go home and keep an eye on it’.’
    • ‘Those wishing to keep up with, and ultimately blow away, the Joneses, should have a shufti here.’
    • ‘Well, you can have a shufti at the whole programme here.’
    • ‘Even those uneducated in the merits of various leagues would require only a quick shufti at the Nationwide First Division table to know the Premiership is the place everyone wants to be.’
    • ‘You can have a shufti at the full dial-up package here.’
    • ‘A quick shufti through his bank accounts should clear all this up.’
    glance, observation, view, examination, study, inspection, scan, survey, sight, peep, peek, glimpse, gaze, stare, gape, ogle
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Origin

1940s (originally military slang): from Arabic šāfa ‘try to see’.

Pronunciation

shufti

/ˈʃʊfti/