huffy

adjective
\ ˈhə-fē How to pronounce huffy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce huffy (audio) \ adverb
huffiness \ ˈhə-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce huffy (audio) \ noun

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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
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

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First Known Use of huffy

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2021

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“Huffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huffy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for huffy

huffy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of huffy

informal : angry or annoyed

huffy

adjective
\ ˈhə-fē How to pronounce huffy (audio) \
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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