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huffy

[huhf-ee] /ˈhʌf i/
adjective, huffier, huffiest.
1.
easily offended; touchy.
2.
offended; sulky:
a huffy mood.
3.
snobbish; haughty.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; huff + -y1
Related forms
huffily, adverb
huffiness, noun
Synonyms
2. surly, sullen, resentful, petulant.
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Word Origin and History for huffily

huffy

adj.

"ready to take offense," 1670s, from huff + -y (2). Related: Huffily; huffiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for huffily

huffy

adjective

Angry; petulant; irritable; in a huff: I didn't mean to get huffy (1848+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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