miffy

[mif-ee]

Origin of miffy

First recorded in 1690–1700; miff + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for miffy

miffy

adjective -fier or -fiest
  1. informal easily upset; oversensitive
Derived Formsmiffily, adverbmiffiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for miffy
adj.

"liable to 'take a miff,' " 1810, from miff (n.) + -y (2). Related: Miffiness.

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