See also: Huff
huff (plural huffs)
- A heavy breath; a grunt or sigh.
- With a huff, he lifted the box onto the back of the truck.
- An expression of anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.
- Freyja left in a huff.
- (obsolete) A boaster; one swelled with a false sense of value or importance.
- Lewd, shallow-brained huffs make atheism and contempt of religion the sole badge […] of wit. — South.
- To breathe heavily.
- The run left him huffing and puffing.
- To inhale psychoactive inhalants. [from the 20th c.]
- To say in a huffy manner.
- (draughts) To remove an opponent's piece as a forfeit for deliberately not taking a piece (often signalled by blowing on it).
- To enlarge; to swell up.
- Bread huffs.
- To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense. [from the 16th c.]
- This senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them huff at the doctrine of repentance.
- To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke rudely; to hector; to bully.
- You must not presume to huff us.
- An instance of uttering huff.
Inflection of huff