Definitions

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

  • adjective Easily offended; oversensitive.
  • adjective Difficult to cultivate. Used of plants.

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  • adjective Easily irritated.

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Examples

  • These are the economic morons that decide my liberties, and they get miffy when I point out that they have no right to do so.

    Thomas Frank wants a class war.

  • Why be all miffy and hissy and in a bitch-slapping mood guys, about not being in the military when you can do the work you like in prisons and police forces?

    See, it's not all about the election today.

  • She has managed to put her shoes back on, albeit on the wrong feet, and has slung her miffy bag containing a book, her water cup, two cars and a plastic harmonica over her shoulder.

    burnt fingers

  • Perhaps if I add that I was wearing miffy pyjamas at the time it will do the trick?

    just call me rita

  • I do like miffy, but I tend to express this by buying Tadpole pyjamas rather than wearing them myself.

    cherry lips

  • She has managed to put her shoes back on, albeit on the wrong feet, and has slung her miffy bag containing a book, her water cup, two cars and a plastic harmonica over her shoulder.

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  • There is a lovely variety of this species called _V.g. variegata_; in shape and habit it resembles the type though scarcely as vigorous, but not at all "miffy."

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • Jest like a hornet's nest: shake a stick at ary one o 'the group, an' they all come buzzin 'round te'ble miffy in less

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • Maybe Mr. Robert was a little miffy because I hadn't been a mind reader and played Clifford for a favorite from the start.

    Torchy

  • Says he, quite miffy like, 'Don't he know the way to court as well as I do?

    The Clockmaker

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  • To banter with Grandpa is iffy.

    His temper is lost in a jiffy,

    So raillery's out

    If he's feeling his gout.

    It's then that he's at his most miffy.

    June 14, 2015