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

  • n. A petulant, bad-tempered mood; a huff.
  • n. A petty quarrel or argument; a tiff.
  • transitive v. To cause to become offended or annoyed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small argument, quarrel.
  • n. A state of being offended.
  • v. to offend slightly
  • v. to become slightly offended

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A petty falling out; a tiff; a quarrel; offense.
  • transitive v. To offend slightly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fit of Petulant displeasure; a feeling of slight anger or resentment.
  • Vexed; offended; angry.
  • To give a slight offense to; displease: nearly always in the past participle: as, she was somewhat miffed.

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

  • n. a state of irritation or annoyance
  • v. cause to be annoyed


Possibly expressive of disgust.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)



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