huffy

adjective
\ˈhə-fē \
huffier; huffiest

Definition of huffy 

2a : roused to indignation : irritated

b : easily offended : touchy

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Other Words from huffy

huffily \ˈhə-fə-lē \ adverb
huffiness \ˈhə-fē-nəs \ noun

Examples of huffy in a Sentence

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

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Current and former members of the administration were predictably huffy. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Is the Michelle Wolf White House Correspondents' Dinner Backlash All About Gender?," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of huffy

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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huffy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of huffy

: angry or annoyed

huffy

adjective
\ˈhə-fē \
huffier; huffiest

Kids Definition of huffy

: easily offended or angered : petulant

Other Words from huffy

huffily \ˈhə-fə-lē \ adverb “Why don't you look where you're going?” she asked huffily. — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder

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