Stuffy
Stuffy Stuff"y, a. 1. Stout; mettlesome; resolute. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

2. Angry and obstinate; sulky. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

3. Ill-ventilated; close. [1913 Webster]


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