petulant displeasure; ill humor.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
to give minor offense to; offend.
to take offence or offend
a petulant mood
a petty quarrel
1620s, “fit of ill humor,” perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. German muffen “to sulk”).
1797, “to take offense at;” 1811, “to put out of humor,” from miff (n.). Related: miffed; miffing.
To anger; offend: The way I came on to you the other night; I thought you’d be miffed (1811+)
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