verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby huff
Origin of huff
Examples from the Web for huffing
He looked like such a fool, pointing and gesturing and huffing and puffing.Various Thoughts: Demography, Rove, Morris, the Great Nate, &c.|Michael Tomasky|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One wonders whether the government is huffing and puffing to cover up its own incompetence.
But even if your older gentleman is still breathing, he may not be huffing along vigorously enough to keep you young.
He who will establish this proposition by authority and huffing discovers his reason to be very weak.
Huffing and snubbing, prey upon my feelings; but I can bear them without complaint.
There is in "Titus" none of Kyd's "huffing, bragging, puft" language.The Critics Versus Shakspere|Francis A. Smith
Yes, sir: he scorned all Famagosta when he was in his huffing, and now he lies puffing for wind, they say they scorn him.
I have so lost them when I was half fit to keep them: they are sooner prevailed upon by courtesy than huffing.
British Dictionary definitions for huffing (1 of 2)
Derived forms of huffinghuffer, noun
British Dictionary definitions for huffing (2 of 2)
Derived forms of huffhuffish or huffy, adjectivehuffily or huffishly, adverbhuffiness or huffishness, noun
Word Origin for huff
Idioms and Phrases with huffing
In addition to the idiom beginning with huff
- huff and puff
- in a huff