from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique.
- intransitive verb To puff; blow.
- intransitive verb To make noisy, empty threats; bluster.
- intransitive verb To react indignantly; take offense.
- intransitive verb Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or substance as a means of becoming intoxicated.
- intransitive verb To cause to puff up; inflate.
- intransitive verb To treat with insolence; bully.
- intransitive verb To anger; annoy.
- intransitive verb Slang To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To puff or blow.
- To dilate; swell up: as, the bread huffs.
- To swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; bluster; storm; rant.
- To swell; puff; distend.
- To treat with insolence or arrogance; rebuke rudely; hector.
- In chess, to remove from the board, as a captured piece.
- In checkers, to remove from the board, as a piece belonging to one player, as a penalty for not having taken an exposed piece belonging to the other. It is usual for the player, in removing the piece, to blow upon it. See
huff, n., 3.
- Angry; huffish.
- noun A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of petulance or ill humor.
- noun One puffed up with an extravagant opinion of his own value or importance.
- noun In checkers, the removal of a player's piece from the board when, having the chance, he refuses or neglects to capture one or more of his opponent's pieces.
- noun Light paste, or pie-crust.
- noun A dry, scurfy, or scaly incrustation on the skin.
- noun Strong beer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.
- noun A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.
- noun to take offence.
- intransitive verb To enlarge; to swell up.
- intransitive verb To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
- intransitive verb (Draughts) To remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece.
- transitive verb To swell; to enlarge; to puff up.
- transitive verb To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
- transitive verb (Draughts) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See
Huff, v. i., 3.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A heavy
breath; a gruntor sigh.
- noun An expression of
anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.
- noun obsolete A
boaster; one swelled with a false sense of value or importance.
- verb To
- verb To
- verb To say in a
- verb draughts To remove an opponent's piece as a
forfeitfor deliberately not taking a piece (often signalled by blowing on it)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb inhale recreational drugs
- verb blow hard and loudly
- noun a state of irritation or annoyance
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Some editor of Hall has endeavoured to explain the term huff-cap by _blustering, swaggering.
The Dialect of the West of England; Particularly Somersetshire
* Walks off in huff, with pork pie hat at a rakish angle and overly large trousers*
For a domestic audience, Mr. Sarkozy gets proof that his return last year to NATO's military command after a 40-year De Gaulle-orchestrated huff is paying dividends.
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Do you huff from a can of spray paint before you write every post?
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This whole terrorist detainee huff is a giant nothing.
Leaving the other passengers to await the motions of the driver, the blacksmith, and the black 'huff'-holder, we trudged on through the mud, and in about two hours reached the next station.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy
Not, as I well know, that peace is the key-note, or even the dominant one, of country life: every village is a microcosm, and flouncing out of council-rooms in a huff is a parochial, as well as an international, sport; nature, if no longer red in tooth and claw, can still deal some pretty telling blows; and there are always tithes.
He at least would have prevented Lady Ambermere, the only cornerstone of the party, from going away in what must be called a huff, and have continued to tell Lucia how marvellous she was, and what a beautiful party they were having.
He also observes that the sound of hard breathing "is represented by the syllables puff, huff, whiff, whence a huff is a fit of ill-temper."
The huff is a big opinion based blog that liberals take as complete fact without questioning a bit of it.
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