verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- huerta, victoriano,
- huevos rancheros,
- huff and puff,
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.
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