miffy

[ mif-ee ]
/ ˈmɪf i /

adjective, miff·i·er, miff·i·est. Informal.

touchy; inclined to take offense.

Nearby words

  1. mifepristone,
  2. miff,
  3. miffed,
  4. mifflin,
  5. mifflin, thomas,
  6. mifune,
  7. mifune, toshiro,
  8. mig,
  9. mig welding,
  10. miggle

Origin of miffy

First recorded in 1690–1700; miff + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for miffy

miffy

/ (ˈmɪfɪ) /

adjective -fier or -fiest

informal easily upset; oversensitive
Derived Formsmiffily, adverbmiffiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for miffy

miffy

adj.

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

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