Definitions

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.

  • Angry; huffish.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 grunt or 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 breathe heavily.
  • verb To inhale psychoactive inhalants
  • verb To say in a huffy manner
  • verb draughts To remove an opponent's piece as a forfeit for 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

Etymologies

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

[Imitative of the sound of puffing.]

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