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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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British Dictionary definitions for miffs

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 miffs

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 miffs

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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