huffy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj huffy roused to anger "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain","she gets mad when you wake her up so early","mad at his friend","sore over a remark"
    • adj huffy quick to take offense
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Huffy Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended.
    • Huffy Puffed up; as, huffy bread.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • huffy Puffed up; swelled: as, huffy bread.
    • huffy Characterized by arrogance or bluster; swaggering: as, a huffy person.
    • huffy Characterized by petulance or ill temper: as, a huffy mood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Huffy given to huff: insolent: arrogant
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit., like puff; cf. Ger. hauchen, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

She got huffy and went off and married the waiter.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
It couldn't be possible that she was "huffy" about this business talk.
"The Early Bird" by George Randolph Chester
Felix took it quietly, but Phil got kind of huffy, and said papa must think he was about two years old, from the way he treated him.
"We Ten" by Lyda Farrington Krausé
So I gits a little huffy an' onties the rope, an' we starts.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
I hadn't figured on Mrs. Murtha goin' huffy so sudden, either.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
And you were so huffy and stiff, and I raced across the fields to find mother, and took such trouble.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Doggone it, it makes me huffy, it plum does.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
I dont care said huffy Ethel I am in handsome rooms at the Gaierty.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
That made me huffy, of course.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
She is blonde, erect, huffy-mannered and thoroughly up to both sides of her work.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
We parted huffy and short, and I'll own up I was going to be very nasty.
"King of the Castle" by George Manville Fenn
We nearly died laughing at Mary Flannagan, who got quite huffy at Dum for being so scornful of Shorty's cotton handkerchief.
"Back at School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
They will feel that more than angry speeches or huffy actions, won't they, Marmee?
"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
This time, I fear, there was just a bare ruffle of huffiness easing the brake of my wonted restraint.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
Farmer Ames acted huffy because the cherries had all been gathered when he drove up to the kitchen door in the morning.
"Natalie: A Garden Scout" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
So when he did come, I was a bit huffy.
"Amusement Only" by Richard Marsh
I refused, and he grew quite huffy about it.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
Marks won't part with one of them; she is quite huffy if we propose to give them away.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Elsbeth needn't get huffy!
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
Thisbe King was huffy; and when Thisbe King was huffy, she was hard.
"This Man's Wife" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

The phantom said, "You'll have all this,
You'll know no kind of huffiness,
Your life will be one chubby bliss,
One long unruffled puffiness!"
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Photo special to the Town Crier The Boardman Lions made a recent donation of three 26' Huffy Cruiser bicycles and three helmets to the Beatitude House in Youngstown.
President of Huffy's Gen-X to leave in July.
'Huffy' has no place at work.
Nickelodeon nightmare Amanda Bynes grew huffy at PH-D after she thought women sitting nearby were trying to take her photo, even though they were ignoring her completely.
Former Memphian's huffy e-mail becomes Internet sensation.
President of Huffy 's Gen-X to leave in July.
" Huffy " and puffing in America's most brutal bike ride.
Meijer Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose , Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles.
"Huffy" and puffing in America's most brutal bike ride.
Sure, I've got stuff I could bitch about–hey, I'm a critic –but I'm not going to dwell on them because ZY restaurant on State Street is offering an antidote for Hump Day huffiness.
Bleached bones from a herd of Huffys lie scattered like ancient remains under the stand of shade trees that serves as Charles Carter's workshop.
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