huffy

adjective \ ˈhə-fē \

Definition of huffy

huffier; huffiest
2 a : roused to indignation : irritated
b : easily offended : touchy

huffily

play \ˈhə-fə-lē\ adverb

huffiness

play \ˈhə-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of huffy in a Sentence

  1. Now, don't get huffy—I was only teasing.

  2. the comedy is about a huffy actress who loudly protests every perceived insult, no matter how slight

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First Known Use of huffy

1677

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HUFFY Defined for English Language Learners

huffy

Definition of huffy for English Language Learners

  • : angry or annoyed


HUFFY Defined for Kids

huffy

adjective \ ˈhə-fē \

Definition of huffy for Students

huffier; huffiest
: easily offended or angered : petulant

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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