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adjective,huff·i·er, huff·i·est.
  1. easily offended; touchy.

  2. offended; sulky: a huffy mood.

  1. snobbish; haughty.

Origin of huffy

First recorded in 1670–80; huff + -y1

Other words for huffy

Other words from huffy

  • huff·i·ly, adverb
  • huff·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby huffy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use huffy in a sentence

  • She was half inclined to be huffy at first, when we told her our news, because she had been kept in the dark till the last moment.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • The Count was a little huffy, though, and hinted that he had expected me to say yes on the spot.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • As talkative as huffy, dame Alison preferred to see her tavern full with chatterers than empty of tipplers.

  • Well, Sue went off 37 quite huffy; but when I did go over, she forgot all about it, and was all beaming and rippling.

    Quicksilver Sue | Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Two days before the prisoner's discharge she burst in again, huffy head, furs and gesticulation as before.

    London's Underworld | Thomas Holmes