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1huff

verb \ˈhəf\

: to say (something) in a way that shows you are annoyed or angry

Full Definition of HUFF

intransitive verb
1
a :  to emit puffs (as of breath or steam)
b :  to proceed with labored breathing <huffed up to the peak>
2
a :  to make empty threats :  bluster
b :  to react or behave indignantly
transitive verb
1
archaic :  to treat with contempt
2
:  to make angry
3
:  to utter with indignation or scorn
4
:  to inhale (noxious fumes) through the mouth for the euphoric effect produced by the inhalant

Examples of HUFF

  1. The project is a complete waste of time, she huffed.
  2. <demanding to speak to the branch manager, she huffed about the rudeness of the bank teller>

Origin of HUFF

imitative
First Known Use: 1583

2huff

noun

Definition of HUFF

:  a usually peevish and transitory spell of anger or resentment <quit in a huff>

Examples of HUFF

  1. <was in a huff because everyone was running late and the hot breakfast she had prepared was getting cold>
  2. <gets all in a huff every time anyone makes the slightest criticism>

First Known Use of HUFF

1684

huff

transitive verb \ˈhəf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HUFF

:  to inhale (noxious fumes) through the mouth for the euphoric effect produced by the inhalant; also :  to inhale the noxious fumes of (a substance) for their euphoric effect <teenagers huffing correction fluid>

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