Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 12:38

chuffle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic, but compare chuff (the sound of the exhaust of a steam engine) and -le (verbal suffix conveying frequentativity).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chuffle (third-person singular simple present chuffles, present participle chuffling, simple past and past participle chuffled)

  1. (intransitive, of a tiger or snow leopard) Produce prusten.

NounEdit

chuffle (plural chuffles)

  1. An uninterrupted sounding of prusten.