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miffed

[mift] /mɪft/
adjective
1.
put into an irritable mood, especially by an offending incident:
I was miffed when they didn't invite me to the party.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; miff + -ed2

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
1615-25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk
Synonyms
3. annoy, provoke, irritate, vex.
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  • Its owner was one of half a dozen elephants, all of which were a little miffed that we'd blocked their path to the watering hole.
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  • Their hearts are generally in the right place, so there's no reason to be miffed by it.
  • The patient, of course, was miffed that she paid for lab work for the doctor to learn what she already knew.
  • About any mistakes, there were none on the proof but its possible that something got miffed or whatever.
  • Even youngsters with vast experience of hardship appear miffed at having to share one blanket between ten.
  • But some of these countries are miffed that the fund did not consult them before rushing to the rescue of the euro area.
  • Professional staff are more likely to be miffed because you are not at your regular jobs.
British Dictionary definitions for miffed

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 miffed
adj.

1824, past participle adjective from miff (v.). Sir Walter Scott calls it "a women's phrase."

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 miffed

miffed

adjective

Angered; offended: miffed over failure of pleas to raise his bail/ Dad, although miffed, took pity on Ethan and decided not to get huffy (1824+)


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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