What does huff mean?

huff meaning in General Dictionary

A swell of sudden anger or arrogance a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger a rage

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  • To enlarge to distend as breads huffs
  • To swell to enlarge to puff up as huffed up with air
  • inhale leisure drugs
  • blow-hard and loudly
  • a situation of irritation or irritation
  • To enlarge; to enlarge; to smoke up; because, huffed up with air.
  • To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
  • to eliminate from board (the piece which could have grabbed an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.
  • To expand; to distend; as, loaves of bread huffs.
  • To bluster or swell with fury, pleasure, or arrogance; to storm; to just take offense.
  • to get rid of through the board a man which may have captured au000du000a piece but has not yet done so; -- so named since it was the practice tou000du000a blow upon the piece.
  • A swell of sudden fury or arrogance; a fit of dissatisfaction and petulance or fury; a rage.
  • A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his or her own value or relevance.

huff meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., evidently imitative of exhaling. Extended sense of "bluster with indignation" is attested from 1590s. Related: Huffed; huffing. As a slang term for a form of narcotics punishment, by 1996. As a noun from 1590s; to go out of in a huff is recorded from 1778. Popular terms for "strong alcohol or ale" noted from 1577 include huff cap along with mad dog and dragon's milk.


huff meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To enlarge; to expand; to puff up; because, huffed with environment.

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  • (v. t.) To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
  • (v. i.) To expand; to inflame; since, breads huffs.
  • (v. i.) To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to simply take offense.
  • (v. i.) to eliminate through the board a person which could have captured a bit but has not done so; -- so named given that it ended up being the habit to blow upon the piece.
  • (letter.) A swell of unexpected anger or arrogance; a fit of dissatisfaction and petulance or anger; a rage.
  • (n.) A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his very own value or value.

Sentence Examples with the word huff

The first free travelling library in the state was established here in 1896 by James Huff Stout.

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