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miffy

[ mif-ee ]
/ ˈmɪf i /
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adjective, miff·i·er, miff·i·est.Informal.

touchy; inclined to take offense.

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Origin of miffy

First recorded in 1690–1700; miff + -y1
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  • Jest like a hornet's nest: shake a stick at ary one o' the group, an' they all come buzzin' round te'ble miffy in less 'n no time.

  • We should say that he and Niphetos, a beautiful white Rose, are what some gardeners call miffy doers.

  • Maybe Mr. Robert was a little miffy because I hadn't been a mind reader and played Clifford for a favorite from the start.

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British Dictionary definitions for miffy

miffy
/ (ˈmɪfɪ) /

adjective -fier or -fiest

informal easily upset; oversensitive
miffily, adverbmiffiness, noun
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