Stuff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stʌf|  American pronunciation of the word stuff
Brit.  |stʌf|  British pronunciation of the word stuff


- the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object (syn: material)
wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
- miscellaneous unspecified objects
the trunk was full of stuff
- informal terms for personal possessions (syn: clobber)
- senseless talk (syn: hooey, poppycock)
don't give me that stuff
- unspecified qualities required to do or be something
the stuff of heros
you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine
- information in some unspecified form
it was stuff I had heard before
there's good stuff in that book
- a critically important or characteristic component
suspense is the very stuff of narrative


- cram into a cavity
The child stuffed candy into his pockets
- press or force (syn: shove, squeeze, thrust)
- obstruct (syn: block, choke up, lug)
My nose is all stuffed
- overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself (syn: binge, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overindulge, satiate)
She stuffed herself at the dinner
- treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting
stuff a bearskin
- fill tightly with a material
stuff a pillow with feathers
- fill with a stuffing while cooking (syn: farce)
Have you stuffed the turkey yet?

Extra examples

She got out the cooking stuff to bake some cookies.

I need a place to store my stuff.

Pick that stuff up off the floor.

He is made of sterner stuff than his father.

This book is poor stuff.

Apples, oranges, this kind of stuff.

He was on the stuff.

There is some good football stuff in that player.

I simply can't stuff any more clothes into this case.

She stuffed her things into a suitcase.

They stuffed their suitcases with all sorts of things.

Those containers must be stuffed with miscellaneous general stuff.

Stuff the rabbits and roast them.

He stuffed his fingers into his ears.

My nose is stuffed up.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stuff
he/she/it: stuffs
present participle: stuffing
past tense: stuffed
past participle: stuffed
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