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Definition of "huff" []

  • A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique: stormed off in a huff. (noun)
  • To puff; blow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make noisy, empty threats; bluster. (verb-intransitive)
  • To react indignantly; take offense. (verb-intransitive)
  • Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or substance as a means of becoming intoxicated. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "huff" in a sentence
  • "Some editor of Hall has endeavoured to explain the term huff-cap by _blustering, swaggering."
  • "For a domestic audience, Mr. Sarkozy gets proof that his return last year to NATO's military command after a 40-year De Gaulle-orchestrated huff is paying dividends."
  • "Do you huff from a can of spray paint before you write every post?"