Huffy Huff"y, a. 1. Puffed up; as, huffy bread. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • huffy — “ready to take offense,” 1670s, from HUFF (Cf. huff) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Huffily; huffiness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • huffy — ► ADJECTIVE (huffier, huffiest) ▪ easily offended. DERIVATIVES huffily adverb huffiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • huffy — [huf′ē] adj. huffier, huffiest 1. easily offended; touchy 2. angered or offended huffily adv. huffiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Huffy — The Huffy Corporation is an American importer and manufacturer of inexpensive mass market bicycles and golf equipment. It was founded in 1887 when George P. Huffman purchased the Davis Sewing Machine Company and moved its factory to Dayton, Ohio …   Wikipedia

  • huffy — mod. angry; haughty. □ Now, don’t get huffy. I said I was sorry, didn’t I? □ Who’s the huffy old lady? □ She was so huffy about it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • huffy — [[t]hʌ̱fi[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is huffy is obviously annoyed or offended about something. [INFORMAL] I, in my turn, became embarrassed and huffy and told her to take the money back. Derived words: huffily [[t]hʌ̱fɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • huffy — UK [ˈhʌfɪ] / US adjective Word forms huffy : adjective huffy comparative huffier superlative huffiest informal angry and upset because people have offended you or will not do what you want Derived word: huffily adverb …   English dictionary

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