If you're in a huff, you're visibly annoyed or offended. Another kind of huff is to exhale. When the Big Bad Wolf was in a huff, he threatened, "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house inI"

People tend to flounce out of a room in a huff or storm away in a huff. f your soccer coach calls you off the field for being unsportsmanlike, you might be tempted to stomp off in a huff, convincing her that she was right. You could also describe this state as being "miffed" or "in a snit" or "in a fit of pique." In all cases, your irritation is obvious. Another meaning of huff is to exhale or blow loudly, especially from exertion. At the end of a marathon, you might huff and puff with exhaustion, but you'll be glad to pass the finish line.

Definitions of huff

n a state of irritation or annoyance

miff, seeing red
Type of:
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation
the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed

v blow hard and loudly

“he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain”
chuff, puff
Type of:
exhale hard

v inhale recreational drugs

“the kids were huffing glue”
Type of:
breathe in, inhale, inspire
draw in (air)

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