huffish

huffish

[huhf-ish]
adjective
1.
peevish; irritable.
2.
swaggering; insolent; bullying.

Origin:
1745–55; huff + -ish1

huffishly, adverb
huffishness, noun
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huff (hʌf)
 
n
1.  a passing mood of anger or pique (esp in the phrase in a huff)
 
vb
2.  to make or become angry or resentful
3.  (intr) to blow or puff heavily
4.  draughts Also: blow to remove (an opponent's draught) from the board for failure to make a capture
5.  obsolete (tr) to bully
6.  huffing and puffing empty threats or objections; bluster
 
[C16: of imitative origin; compare puff]
 
'huffish
 
adj
 
'huffy
 
adj
 
'huffily
 
adv
 
'huffishly
 
adv
 
'huffiness
 
n
 
'huffishness
 
n

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