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miff

[mif] /mɪf/
noun
1.
petulant displeasure; ill humor.
2.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give minor offense to; offend.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk
Synonyms
3. annoy, provoke, irritate, vex.
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  • If you miff a level, you'll keep the stuff you found, which will give you an advantage the next time you attempt it.
British Dictionary definitions for miff

miff

/mɪf/
verb
1.
to take offence or offend
noun
2.
a petulant mood
3.
a petty quarrel
Word Origin
C17: perhaps an imitative expression of bad temper
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Word Origin and History for miff
n.

1620s, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. German muffen "to sulk").

v.

1797, "to take offense at;" 1811, "to put out of humor," from miff (n.). Related: miffed; miffing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for miff

miff

verb

To anger; offend: The way I came on to you the other night; I thought you'd be miffed (1811+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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