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A state of irritation or annoyance
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Alternative clues for the word huff
Angry, resentful state
In a ___ (indignant)
Fit of pique
Word definitions for huff in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ "That was unbelievably irresponsible," huffed one teacher. EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ He huffed and puffed-but failed to shake the growing edifice of evidence stacked up against him. ▪ Last weekend they huffed and puffed...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Huff \Huff\, v. i. To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense. This senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them huff at the doctrine of repentance. --South. (Draughts) To remove...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A heavy breath; a grunt or sigh. 2 An expression of anger, annoyance, disgust, etc. 3 (context obsolete English) A boaster; one swelled with a false sense of value or importance. vb. 1 To breathe heavily. 2 To inhale psychoactive inhalants. 3 To say...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., apparently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Huffed ; huffing . As a slang term for a type of narcotics abuse, by 1996. As a noun from 1590s; to leave in a huff is recorded from...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a state of irritation or annoyance [syn: miff , seeing red ] v. inhale recreational drugs [syn: snort ] blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain" [syn: puff , chuff ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Huffing is a rule used in some board games , such as Alquerque , Asalto and traditional and informal English draughts (checkers). By this rule, a player who fails to make a capturing move when one is available is penalised by having the piece that could...
Usage examples of huff.
Sidney Huff and a lieutenant colonel carrying a briefcase and wearing the aiguillette of an aide-de-camp came in and stood by the door.
Fallon stopped, huffing and puffing, watching through the wide door as cops combed through the stuff in the cluttered workshop.
The Doolin sounds are the ancient swirling and twirling, the huffing and puffing sounds that have a feirie resonance of their own.
Like Rachel, Tom smokes not in the hammily clandestine manner of adolescents, that huffing and crouching and voice-squeezing which Dylan privately despises, but grandly, legs crossed, waving a joint and talking uninterruptedly through inhalations, unmindful of conserving the smoke.
Most Navy aircraft do not need a huffer to start engines, but it can be used in emergencies or for maintenance.
The air inside the cockpit was starting to warm up from our combined body heat, and a huffer was standing by in case we needed its auxiliary compressed air to get a clean start on the engine.
As the plane captain twirled his fingers and the huffer bellowed, Jake cranked the left engine.
When it was at idle, 60 percent RPM, the plane captain disconnected the huffer, which supplied high-pressure air to the plane, and advanced the left engine to 75 percent.
The second man involved with the kidnapping, the one Elaine had killed, had been identified as Darryl Huffer, a long-time associate of Lex Adams.
Most navy aircraft do not need a huffer to start engines, but it can be used in emergencies or for maintenance.
She would come into the kitchen huffing and puffing and throwing her weight about.
The dirty water was thrown out as the rotund cook came huffing and heaving with a fresh pail to fill the basin.
The large headmaster rubbed a kerchief across his blotchy face, huffing and puffing almost continually as his bloated body tried to pull in enough air.
She was blundering through the brush, huffing indignantly at branches that snagged her clothes.
Tom worked hard at it, huffing and grunting as he struggled to sort himself out, then, strangely, he found the traverse a bit easier.