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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique: stormed off in a huff.
  • intransitive v. To puff; blow.
  • intransitive v. To make noisy, empty threats; bluster.
  • intransitive v. To react indignantly; take offense.
  • intransitive v. Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or substance as a means of becoming intoxicated.
  • transitive v. To cause to puff up; inflate.
  • transitive v. To treat with insolence; bully.
  • transitive v. To anger; annoy.
  • transitive v. Slang To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heavy breath; a grunt or sigh.
  • n. An expression of anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.
  • n. A boaster; one swelled with a false sense of value or importance.
  • v. To breathe heavily.
  • v. To inhale psychoactive inhalants
  • v. To say in a huffy manner
  • v. To remove an opponent's piece as a forfeit for deliberately not taking a piece (often signalled by blowing on it)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.
  • n. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.
  • intransitive v. To enlarge; to swell up.
  • intransitive v. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
  • intransitive v. 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 v. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up.
  • transitive v. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
  • transitive v. To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of petulance or ill humor.
  • n. One puffed up with an extravagant opinion of his own value or importance.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Light paste, or pie-crust.
  • n. A dry, scurfy, or scaly incrustation on the skin.
  • n. Strong beer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. inhale recreational drugs
  • v. blow hard and loudly
  • n. a state of irritation or annoyance

Etymologies

Imitative of the sound of puffing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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