verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- huerta, victoriano,
- huevos rancheros,
- huff and puff,
Origin of huff
Examples from the Web for huff
With that, he took a huff off a morning joint and moved into the throng of jovial patrons.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we salute you, Mr. Fielder, even as we continue to huff and puff at the gym in pursuit of those rippling ridges.Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack|Tim Teeman|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response, Smith quit the party in a huff that July, trashing it as insufficiently principled on his way out the door.
In elementary school, children will disagree and fight, then storm away in a huff and simply ignore each other.Was It Irresponsible of Israel to Apologize to Turkey?|Brent E. Sasley|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“We have activities together, we see each other, we eat, we pet our dogs,” Huff told The Daily Beast.
And Colonel Huff, that prince of royal plungers, had surrendered at last to the bank.Shadow Mountain|Dane Coolidge
Lucy gazed at her so long and steadfastly that Talboys took the huff, and strolled along the cliff.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
It been so hot, I hate to hotfoot it nine miles to Winnsboro and huff dat same distance back on a hot summer day.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
I handed him a five-pound note, upon which he hauled out three pounds nineteen shillings change and walked off in a huff.Is He Popenjoy?|Anthony Trollope
The dashing young wife's flirtative proclivities led to a quarrel with her husband, and he left her in a huff.
Word Origin for huff
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 1778. Popular terms for "strong beer or ale" noted from 1577 include huff cap as well as mad dog and dragon's milk.
In addition to the idiom beginning with huff
- huff and puff
- in a huff