miff

[mif]
noun
1.
petulant displeasure; ill humor.
2.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give minor offense to; offend.

Origin:
1615–25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk


3. annoy, provoke, irritate, vex.
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miff (mɪf)
 
vb
1.  to take offence or offend
 
n
2.  a petulant mood
3.  a petty quarrel
 
[C17: perhaps an imitative expression of bad temper]

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miff
1620s, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. Ger. muffen "to sulk"). The verb is from 1797. Miffy (adj.) "liable to 'take a miff' " is from 1810; miffed is 1824 (Sir Walter Scott calls it "a women's phrase").
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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.
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