huffy

[huhf-ee]
adjective, huffier, huffiest.
1.
easily offended; touchy.
2.
offended; sulky: a huffy mood.
3.
snobbish; haughty.

Origin:
1670–80; huff + -y1

huffily, adverb
huffiness, noun


2. surly, sullen, resentful, petulant.
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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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huffy definition


  1. mod.
    angry; haughty. : Now, don't get huffy. I said I was sorry, didn't I?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
It's amazing how huffy people get while trying to defend twitter.
Huffy, who sells the luggage, wants a valise that is going to be trashed.
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