miffed

[ mift ]
/ mɪft /

adjective

put into an irritable mood, especially by an offending incident: I was miffed when they didn't invite me to the party.

Nearby words

  1. mies van der rohe, ludwig,
  2. miescher,
  3. miescher's granulomatosis,
  4. mifepristone,
  5. miff,
  6. mifflin,
  7. mifflin, thomas,
  8. miffy,
  9. mifune,
  10. mifune, toshiro

Origin of miffed

First recorded in 1815–25; miff + -ed2

miff

[ mif ]
/ mɪf /

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for miffed

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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