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noun [uncountable] informal stuff pronunciation in British English /stʌf/
  1. 1
    a variety of objects or things

    What's all this stuff on my desk?

    By the time we got to the sale, all the good stuff was gone.

    1. a.
      the things that belong to a particular person or activity or in a particular place

      The school stuff goes on this shelf.

      the tennis/kitchen/baking stuff

      someone's stuff:

      Would you get your stuff out of here?

    2. b.
      things that are not important

      I'm telling him we don't want all that stupid stuff here.

  2. 2
    the basic material or substance that people use for making something

    The costumes were made of thin, gauzy stuff.

    Wheat's the stuff they use to make spaghetti and cereal.

    We need salad stuff.

    1. a.
      spoken used for talking about a substance or material when you do not know the correct name

      What's that sticky stuff in your hair?

      Get me some of that stuff for fixing windows.

  3. 4
    general information

    I already know all that stuff.

    good stuff:

    They publish a lot of good stuff.

  4. 5
    used for saying that what someone says or thinks is nonsense

    Rachel tried to give me that stuff about being ignored.

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