huffier; huffiest
1
2
a
: roused to indignation : irritated
b
: easily offended : touchy
huffily adverb
huffiness noun

Example Sentences

Now, don't get huffy—I was only teasing. the comedy is about a huffy actress who loudly protests every perceived insult, no matter how slight
Recent Examples on the Web And before anyone gets huffy about the cost of living on the coasts, remember that those statewide thresholds would presumably apply to less costly inland California and New York, too. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 9 May 2021 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 Some homophobic military goons get huffy when Joe and Nicky kiss when captured, and then the bad guys get their butts whupped. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'huffy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of huffy was in 1677

Dictionary Entries Near huffy

Cite this Entry

“Huffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huffy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

huffy

adjective
huffier; huffiest
: easily offended : touchy
huffily adverb
huffiness noun

More from Merriam-Webster on huffy

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY