verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- huerta, victoriano,
- huevos rancheros,
- huff and puff,
Origin of huff
Examples from the Web for huffed
“When a party is in the minority, it has to add, not subtract,” huffed Jennifer Rubin.The Bill Clinton and DLC Model For Reinventing the Republican Party|Will Marshall|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Germans have huffed and puffed but always caved in, in the end.
“The cumulative delay across the three sites totaled 999 days,” a Silverstein spokesman huffed in August.
So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and ate up the little Pig.The Golden Goose Book|L. Leslie Brooke
Ye needn't get huffed if we don't tell ye all the startlin' things!My Lady of the Chimney Corner|Alexander Irvine
He was huffed because you would not take the trouble to cross the lake to speak to him yourself.J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
That is, it did if youre sure youre not huffed about it, Dick.Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour
Well, he huffed and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and he huffed; but he could not get the house down.Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1|Edward William Cole
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