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miffy

[mif-ee] /ˈmɪf i/
adjective, miffier, miffiest. Informal.
1.
touchy; inclined to take offense.
Origin of miffy
1690-1700
1690-1700; miff + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for miffy

miffy

/ˈmɪfɪ/
adjective -fier, -fiest
1.
(informal) easily upset; oversensitive
Derived Forms
miffily, adverb
miffiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for miffy
adj.

"liable to 'take a miff,' " 1810, from miff (n.) + -y (2). Related: Miffiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for miffy

miffy

adjective

Angry; miffed, pissed off: after a good bit of miffy correspondence

[1810+; the earlier form mifty is found by 1700]


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