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Guff   /gəf/   Listen
Guff

noun
1.
Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements).  Synonyms: buncombe, bunk, bunkum, hogwash, rot.






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"Guff" Quotes from Famous Books



... mainly from Madame Parlato. You see, she has been bribed by a powerful influence,—she is absolutely under orders from some one, and it is because of that she is so frightened for fear of exposure. I think in the ordinary seance with my father, where my spirit—ugh!—appears and talks guff and rubbish, the medium is more fool than knave. But when the spirit gives information concerning the murderer,—and wrong information,—it's criminal work itself, and ...
— The Come Back • Carolyn Wells

... being a dead one, is there? There's plenty room for a live daily right here and now, if it was run right. Why, this town's blue-molded for a live paper! Look here: You go buy the Clarion. It won't cost you much. Believe me, you'll find it mighty handy—power of the press, all the usual guff, you know! I sha'n't have to worry about obituaries, but I bet you dollars to doughnuts some people will wake up some morning worrying a whole lot about editorials. Mayne—people like to think they think what they think themselves. They don't. They think what their home newspapers tell them to think. ...
— Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man • Marie Conway Oemler

... butler and has him lay out a solitaire feed. And when I goes back to the crowd again I finds Toodle has the center of the stage, with the spotlight full on him. All the women are gathered round, listening to his guff like it was sound sense. Seems he's organized a new deal on the thought cure stunt, and he's workin' it for all it's worth. The men, though, don't appear so excited over what ...
— Odd Numbers - Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... that wa'n't all guff we was exchangin' about Old Hickory. I don't find him tucked away under the down comf'tables, like he ought to be. Marston, the butler, whispers the boss is in the lib'ry, and sort of shunts me in without appearin' himself. A ...
— On With Torchy • Sewell Ford

... Elkanah, I swear I should die of listening to nothing but frogs tuning up and swallows twittering and old fools swapping guff," he went on, sourly, and then he suddenly cocked his ear, for a new note sounded ...
— Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905 • Various



Words linked to "Guff" :   hogwash, bunk, bunkum, shit, drivel, crap, horseshit, dogshit, garbage, rot, bull, bullshit, buncombe, Irish bull



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