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huffy

[huhf-ee]
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adjective, huff·i·er, huff·i·est.
  1. easily offended; touchy.
  2. offended; sulky: a huffy mood.
  3. snobbish; haughty.

Origin of huffy

First recorded in 1670–80; huff + -y1
Related formshuff·i·ly, adverbhuff·i·ness, noun

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2. surly, sullen, resentful, petulant.
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Examples from the Web for huffy

Historical Examples

  • I hadn't figured on Mrs. Murtha goin' huffy so sudden, either.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

    Sewell Ford

  • They don't know what you mean, and they don't know whether to get huffy or not.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • And he got huffy, lay down in his den, and started sucking his paws.

  • “You made him huffy by being suspicious,” said Ingleborough.

    A Dash from Diamond City

    George Manville Fenn

  • He was huffy in a moment; I never knew a man so touchy about an aunt.

    Three Men on the Bummel

    Jerome K. Jerome


Word Origin and History for huffy

adj.

"ready to take offense," 1670s, from huff + -y (2). Related: Huffily; huffiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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