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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ All this may seem nothing more than the embarrassing guff that goes with too much global summitry.
▪ Even so, most other restaurant workers probably take more guff from customers, Dansky says.
▪ I am constantly astonished by the way he is able to cut through the guff even in managerial and political issues.
▪ It was the same old guff.
▪ Nutty received the guff about the competition a few days before the date.
▪ The story veers toward folklore guff and is at times pretty incomprehensible.
▪ What is all this guff about sequencers?
▪ You're telling me all this guff and you haven't even read what I wrote.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

guff \guff\ n.

  1. A ludicrously false statment. [WordNet sense 1]

    Syn: bullshit, bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, bunk, bunkum, buncombe, rot, hogwash, dogshit.

  2. Insolent or disrespectful talk; as, don't give me any of your guff, young lady.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"empty talk, nonsense," 1888, from earlier sense of "puff of air" (1825), of imitative origin.


n. (context informal English) nonsensical talk or thinking. vb. 1 (context slang English) To break wind. 2 (context slang English) To mislead.


n. unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, buncombe, rot, hogwash]


Guff may refer to:

  • Commodore Guff, a character in the game Magic: The Gathering
  • Surname of various characters in the comic strip The Teenie Weenies
  • nickname of a statue in Herald Square, New York City
  • Guff, Punjab, a place in Pakistan
  • GUFF (production company/ art collective)

Usage examples of "guff".

Somewhere under the wet and woolly sociological guff which he ladled so unstintingly over the Wilkinsons and me, there had to be a hard-core card-carrying fully-indoctrinated communist.

There's no high-tone guff here about how SF should claim royal descent from Lucian, or Cyrano de Bergerac, or Mary Shelley.

There were, of course, screenfuls of patriotic guff about the legendary wisdom and foresight of the Founding Father, George Washington Jefferson the 1st and the sacrificial valour of the Minutemen and Foragers.

Lee protested in vain that her daughter would not be caught dead reading such guff.

Belay that guff before I snatch yer pettiskirts and snap yer smithyriddles!

A wade through another couple of florid paragraphs encouraging heart-thumping indolence finally revealed the core of the guff to be advice on buying shares in syndicated racehorses.