huffy

[ huhf-ee ]
/ ˈhʌf i /

adjective, huff·i·er, huff·i·est.

easily offended; touchy.
offended; sulky: a huffy mood.
snobbish; haughty.

Nearby words

  1. huff and puff,
  2. huff-duff,
  3. huffing,
  4. huffish,
  5. huffishly,
  6. hufuf,
  7. hug,
  8. hug-me-tight,
  9. huge,
  10. hugely

Origin of huffy

First recorded in 1670–80; huff + -y1

Related formshuff·i·ly, adverbhuff·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for huffy

huffy

adj.

"ready to take offense," 1670s, from huff + -y (2). Related: Huffily; huffiness.

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