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
Some editor of Hall has endeavoured to explain the term huff-cap by _blustering, swaggering.
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.
Do you huff from a can of spray paint before you write every post?
* Walks off in huff, with pork pie hat at a rakish angle and overly large trousers*
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.
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.