1. annoyed, disgruntled.
|S. Wales General Advertiser 29 Nov. 2/6: After his return from Balmoral, having been met in Parliament and chuffed (excuse the slang, but 1 know no word so appropriate) about the miserable state of affairs in Africa.|
2. (orig. milit.) very pleased, delighted, happy; often dead chuffed or ext. to chuffed to fuck, chuffed to arseholes, chuffed to buggery etc.
|Main Chance 163: Aren’t you pleased? There’s not many kids of your age what owns a factory. You ought to be dead chuffed about it [OED].|
|Eight Bells & Top Masts (2001) 131: I’m not sure why everyone’s so chuffed. I mean, it’s only crossing the equator.diary 4 July in|
|Norman’s London (1969) 74: Magazines or no magazines, I was very chuft to have it away a bit lively.in Encounter Mar. in|
|Cockade (1965) I ii: He was no doubt highly chuffed.‘Prisoner and Escort’ in|
|Start in Life (1979) 151: He was still so chuffed at having made the bloody and ragged break from his former life.|
|Shortest Way to Hades (1986) 80: Oh, like a shot – chuffed as chocolate about it.|
|My Traitor’s Heart (1991) 280: I was so chuffed that I gave them my beloved cassette tape of Fosatu Worker Choruses.|
|Breakfast on Pluto 107: Was I chuffed when he said that. How much I cannot tell you, because it meant so much to me too.|
|Urban Grimshaw 214: They were really chuffed to hear that I’d kept out of trouble.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 45: So ah’m left on ma tod, but ah’m quite chuffed aboot it.|
|Insidious Intent (2018) 210: ‘Eloise and me, we were really chuffed’.|