petulant displeasure; ill humor.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
to give minor offense to; offend.
Origin of miff
1615–25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk
Synonyms for miff
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Related Words for miffdisplease, resent, bother, pester, upset, irritate, hurt, nettle, pique, irk, vex, aggrieve, offend, provoke
to take offence or offend
a petulant mood
a petty quarrel
Word Origin for miff
C17: perhaps an imitative expression of bad temper
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1620s, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. German muffen "to sulk").
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