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miff

[ mif ]
/ mɪf /
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noun
petulant displeasure; ill humor.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
to give minor offense to; offend.
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Origin of miff

1615–25; perhaps imitative of exclamation of disgust; compare German muffen to sulk
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British Dictionary definitions for miff

miff
/ (mɪf) informal /

verb
to take offence or offend
noun
a petulant mood
a petty quarrel

Word Origin for miff

C17: perhaps an imitative expression of bad temper
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