- as in "Take a Shufti at this, mate", meaning "have a look at this". From Jeff Law with thanks.
Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.
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shufti — ► NOUN (pl. shuftis) Brit. informal ▪ a quick look or reconnoitre. ORIGIN World War Two military slang: from an Arabic word meaning try to see … English terms dictionary
shufti — noun /ˈʃʊf.ti,ˈʃʌf.ti/ A brief glance. Perkins, we are asking you to be that one man. I want you to lay down your life, Perkins. We need a futile gesture at this stage. It will raise the whole tone of the war. Get up in a crate, Perkins, pop over … Wiktionary
shufti — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) as in Take a Shufti at this, mate , meaning have a look at this . From Jeff Law with thanks … English dialects glossary
shufti — noun have a shufti BrE spoken to have a quick look at something … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
Shufti — Pronounced shooftee, this means to take a look at something, to take abutchers! It s an old Arabic word, picked up by British soldiers during World War II, in North Africa … The American's guide to speaking British
shufti — n British a look, glance. The word is Arabic and was imported by armed service person nel before World War II … Contemporary slang
shufti — [ ʃʊfti] noun (plural shuftis) Brit. informal a quick look or reconnoitre. Origin 1940s (orig. military sl.): from Arab. šāfa try to see … English new terms dictionary
shufti — n. Look … A concise dictionary of English slang
shufti — n. (pl. shuftis) Brit. colloq. a look or glimpse. Etymology: Arab. saffa try to see … Useful english dictionary
have a shufti — British, old fashioned to have a quick look at something. She d brought her wedding photos in so I thought I might have a quick shufti … New idioms dictionary