[ mift ]
/ mɪft /


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

Origin of miffed

First recorded in 1815–25; miff + -ed2

Definition for miffed (2 of 2)

[ mif ]
/ mɪf /


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

/ (mɪf) informal /


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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