Definitions for: Huff

[n] a state of irritation or annoyance
[v] blow hard and loudly
[v] inhale recreational drugs

Webster (1913) Definition: Huff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Huffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Huffing.] [Cf. OE. hoove to puff up, blow; prob. of
imitative origin.]
1. To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.

2. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke
with insolence; to hector; to bully.

You must not presume to huff us. --Echard.

3. (Draughts) To remove from the board (the piece which could
have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.

Huff, v. i.
1. To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.

2. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to
storm; to take offense.

THis senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them
huff at the doctrine of repentance. --South.

3. (Draughts) To remove from the board a man which could have
captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because
it was the habit to blow upon the piece.

Huff, n.
1. A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of
disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage. ``Left the
place in a huff.'' --W. Irving.

2. A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own
value or importance.

Lewd, shallow-brained huffs make atheism and
contempt of religion the sole badge . . . of wit.

To take huff, to take offence. --Cowper.

Synonyms: chuff, miff, puff, seeing red, snort

See Also: annoyance, blow, botheration, breathe in, do drugs, drug, inhale, inspire, irritation, vexation

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