Definition of miff
1 : a fit of ill humor
2 : a trivial quarrel
Examples of miff in a Sentence
“No one asked you!” she retorted, with some miff
Origin and Etymology of miff
First Known Use: 1623See Words from the same year
Definition of miff
: to put into an ill humor : offend
Recent Examples of miff from the Web
The grumbling of thousands of uprooted officials will add to that of bigwigs miffed by Mr Cai’s queue-jumping career.
Police tracked her down at a hospital and made an arrest there, which miffed Kiakos's lawyer, Michael Weinstein.
And in May, the Tennessee Memphis Scholars Raleigh-Egypt charter middle school decided to pick up and move 16 miles away, miffed that a school that shared their campus would get additional student support services.
They were miffed last spring to learn that a bigger Juneteenth celebration was being planned for downtown by the legendary record producer Kenny Gamble and community developer Rahim Islam.
On social media, the speaker gave no hints that he was miffed by the students who refused to be photographed with him.
But while Trump figures to patient there, he was reportedly miffed when Kushner went on vacation during the first, failed attempt to undo Obamacare in the House.
Or residents get miffed by higher water bills – water districts still have to pay for all their pipes and plants even if people are using less – and start wasting water again.
But the company is running out of cash, and investors have been miffed by Mr. Musk’s hasty plan to buy out his solar panel company, SolarCity.
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First Known Use of miff
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