Huff

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English

Etymology

Probably an altered spelling of earlier {{en|*hough}}, represented by Scots hech (to breathe hard, pant). Compare also [[hauchen#|hauchen]] (to breathe).

Pronunciation

Noun

Huff (plural [[Huffs#|Huffs]])
  1. A heavy breath; a grunt or sigh.
    With a huff, he lifted the box onto the back of the truck.
  2. An expression of anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.
    Freyja left in a huff.
  3. (Articlesobsolete) 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 .{{#invoke:String|rep| .|2}} of wit. — South.

Verb

Huff (third-person singular simple present [[Huffs#|Huffs]], present participle [[Huffing#|Huffing]], simple past and past participle [[Huffed#|Huffed]])
  1. To breathe heavily.
    The run left him huffing and puffing.
  2. To inhale psychoactive inhalants.
  3. To say in a huffy manner.
  4. (Articlesdraughts) To remove an opponent's piece as a forfeit for deliberately not taking a piece (often signalled by blowing on it).
  5. To enlarge; to swell up.
    Bread huffs.
  6. To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
    • South
      This senseless arrogant conceit of theirs made them huff at the doctrine of repentance.
  7. To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke rudely; to hector; to bully.
    • Echard
      You must not presume to huff us.

Norwegian

Etymology

Onomatopoeia

Interjection

Huff

  1. expression of minor revulsion, minor horror
    uff huff, så mye mas!
    huff a meg!

Synonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Noun

Huff n

  1. An instance of uttering huff.

Inflection

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References

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