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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /uːf/, /ʊf/
  • (General American) enPR: ūf, IPA(key): /uf/
  • Rhymes: -uːf, -ʊf

Etymology 1

An onomatopoeia. Similar to Dutch oef and German uff. The verb sense is from a sound effect used in point-of-view video games when a character dies.



  1. (onomatopoeia) A sound mimicking the loss of air, as if someone's solar plexus had just been struck.
  2. (slang) Synonym of ouch (expressing sympathy at another's pain, shock at a high price, etc.)


oof (plural oofs)

  1. A sound made in pain, as when expelling air after being struck.


oof (third-person singular simple present oofs, present participle oofing, simple past and past participle oofed)

  1. (video games, ergative) to kill.

Etymology 2

Clipping of ooftish


oof (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, slang, dated) Money. [c. 1850 – c. 1940]
    • 1888, H. Rider Haggard, Colonel Quaritch V.C. (archive.org ebook), page 232:
      “Oh,” Johnnie was saying, “so Quest is his name, is it, and he lives in a city called Boisingham, does he? Is he an oof bird?” (rich)
      “Rather,” answered the Tiger, “if only one can make the dollars run, but he's a nasty mean boy, he is.
    • 1900, Harry B. Norris, Burlington Bertie (song)
      Burlington Bertie's the latest young jay
      He rents a swell flat somewhere Kensington way
      He spends the good oof that his pater has made
      Along with the Brandy and Soda Brigade.
    • 1911–1912, published 1916, Gilbert Parker, The World For Sale, book 2, chapter 10 (Gutenberg ebook, archive.org ebook):
      What's he after? Oof—oof—oof, that's what he's after. He's for his own pocket, he's for being boss of all the woolly West. He's after keeping us poor and making himself rich.
    • 1991 May 12, "Kidnapped!" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 2, Episode 5:
      Chuffy: It's on a knife edge at the moment, Bertie. If he can get planning permission, old Stoker's going to take this heap off my hands in return for vast amounts of oof.
  • See Thesaurus:money
Derived terms
  • feathered oof-bird (large source of money)
  • make the oof-bird walk (to circulate money)
  • oof-bag (source of money)
  • oof-bird (source of money)
  • oofless (poor)
  • oofy (rich)
  • pad the oof (to fold banknotes to appear twice as much)


  • Farmer, John Stephen (1902) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 5, page 107
  • “oof”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


  • Foo, foo, foo'

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Yiddish) money.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)