huffy

[huhf-ee]
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Origin of huffy

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

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Historical Examples of huffy

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

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

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    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.

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    George Manville Fenn

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

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    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