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[huhf-ee] /ˈhʌf i/

adjective, huffier, huffiest.
easily offended; touchy.
offended; sulky:
a huffy mood.
snobbish; haughty.

“ready to take offense,” 1670s, from huff + -y (2). Related: Huffily; huffiness.


Angry; petulant; irritable; in a huff: I didn’t mean to get huffy (1848+)


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