Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb colloq. To offend slightly.
  • noun A petty falling out; a tiff; a quarrel; offense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small argument, quarrel.
  • noun A state of being offended.
  • verb transitive, usually used in the passive to offend slightly
  • verb intransitive to become slightly offended

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

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
  • verb cause to be annoyed

Etymologies

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

[Possibly expressive of disgust.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin uncertain.

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