Miff



[mif] /mɪf/

noun
1.
petulant displeasure; ill humor.
2.
a petty quarrel.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give minor offense to; offend.
/mɪf/
verb
1.
to take offence or offend
noun
2.
a petulant mood
3.
a petty quarrel
n.

1620s, “fit of ill humor,” perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. German muffen “to sulk”).
v.

1797, “to take offense at;” 1811, “to put out of humor,” from miff (n.). Related: miffed; miffing.

verb

To anger; offend: The way I came on to you the other night; I thought you’d be miffed (1811+)

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