Definition of chuffed in US English:



  • predicative Very pleased.

    ‘I'm dead chuffed to have won’
    • ‘I'm also seriously chuffed that I got tickets for two nights of Rolando Villazón in Rigoletto.’
    • ‘Understandably, the locals weren't too chuffed - they started a campaign and got a bit of a petition going to stop the legendary hell raisers from living in their midst.’
    • ‘The young art lot are always chuffed when Ferry turns up.’
    • ‘Let me explain what open-source is and then why I'm so chuffed.’
    • ‘Now 30, he's recently been awarded the accolade of Renaissance Man For The Millennium, though he doesn't seem too chuffed about it.’
    • ‘There will be a lot of chuffed people today, including everyone who cares about Britain's heritage, all at the National Railway Museum and York tourist bosses.’
    • ‘The citizen sits in that studio, gets to express herself, gets applauded, and goes home feeling chuffed.’
    • ‘Although chuffed I shrugged that off as a polite, but unrealistic, compliment.’
    • ‘The players will feel chuffed with their victory, but they will know they have not won the war yet.’
    • ‘We were friends at school, and I guess I felt chuffed that someone did have a crush on me, but I never acted on it because there was no point.’
    • ‘I even ordered a new uniform, though I'm still not chuffed about paying for it.’
    • ‘So a first home goal produced a first home win in front of Chester's biggest crowd of the season, who gave the team and their chuffed new manager a standing ovation.’
    • ‘But they have responded extraordinarily and we feel chuffed that our procedures have worked.’
    • ‘I've got a nice wee part time gig at the National Library starting next month and I'm well chuffed.’
    • ‘Considering I didn't even think I'd make it through the introductory lecture never mind the whole semester I am pretty chuffed.’
    • ‘Im absolutely chuffed, they're one of my favourite bands and I've never seen them live before.’
    • ‘They threw it in for free because it's President's Day weekend and I was so chuffed that I clapped my hands in glee.’
    • ‘I felt quite chuffed that I'd made him feel special, especially considering I sang that same song to a pub full of people very weekend.’
    • ‘‘I'm chuffed that so many came from York,’ Warters told the Evening Press after his victory over Ashton.’
    • ‘So we felt pretty chuffed with ourselves when we left Opua, as if we'd had something to do with rearranging the elements.’
    happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased, thrilled, elated, as pleased as punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toy
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1950s: from dialect chuff ‘plump or pleased’.