miff

noun
\ˈmif \

Definition of miff 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a fit of ill humor

2 : a trivial quarrel

miff

verb
miffed; miffing; miffs

Definition of miff (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to put into an ill humor : offend

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Examples of miff in a Sentence

Noun

“No one asked you!” she retorted, with some miff

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

One of OnePlus’s greatest strengths is catering to Android enthusiasts on a budget, so some buyers are going to be miffed by this decision. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "OnePlus finally works up the 'courage' to dump the headphone jack in the 6T," 13 Sep. 2018 Brewers first baseman Eric Thames was miffed recently while watching TV during a rehab stint in Arizona. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Despite Cubs' surge, pesky Brewers aren't going anywhere," 12 June 2018 Also, the trio discusses March Madness, including why Coca-Cola is miffed at Grant Hill and whether the FBI influenced the selection committee’s NCAA tournament teams. Bloomberg.com, "Facebook Gets MLB, March Madness Time: Sports Business (Audio)," 12 Mar. 2018 Lelling’s stance also miffed a range of Massachusetts leaders who have been grappling with regulating the state’s nascent marijuana market. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "US attorney throws future of legal pot in Mass. into doubt," 8 Jan. 2018 Rubio also was said to be miffed over 2016 presidential campaign ads Bridenstine cut for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that slammed Rubio for being weak on immigration and homeland security. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "President Trump's choice to lead NASA headed for confirmation vote after months of delay," 17 Apr. 2018 After an obstruction call on Alex Bregman miffed the Astros in their 3-1 loss Sunday to the Diamondbacks, manager A.J. Hinch got on the phone with Major League Baseball that night to reconcile a lingering question. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' A.J. Hinch calls MLB searching for answers after questionable call against Diamondbacks," 7 May 2018 These users were miffed even before celebrities like Rihanna blasted the app More: Ask HR: Tell the truth about dating at work. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "7 signals from trade talks that could move your 401(k)," 27 Mar. 2018 The players actually filling clubhouses will continue to be miffed at the reasons. Adam Kilgore, chicagotribune.com, "As MLB teams opt for inexpensive youth over proven vets, a reckoning looms," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of miff

Noun

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miff

Noun

origin unknown

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