huff definition

  • noun:
    • A fit of fury or annoyance; a pique: stormed off in a huff.
    • huge air; a grunt or sigh.
    • An expression of fury, annoyance, disgust, etc.
    • A boaster; one swelled with a false feeling of price or significance.
    • A swell of abrupt fury or arrogance; a fit of dissatisfaction and petulance or fury; a rage.
    • A boaster; one swelled with a false viewpoint of his or her own worth or significance.
    • A swell of unexpected fury or arrogance; a fit of petulance or ill-humor.
    • One puffed up with an extravagant viewpoint of his very own worth or relevance.
    • In checkers, removing a new player's piece from board whenever, having the possibility, he declines or neglects to capture several of his adversary's pieces.
    • Light paste, or pie-crust.
    • A dry, scurfy, or scaly incrustation on epidermis.
    • Strong alcohol.
    • a situation of discomfort or annoyance
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To puff; blow.
    • To make loud, bare threats; bluster.
    • To react indignantly; take offense.
    • Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or material as a means of becoming intoxicated.
    • To expand; to distend.
    • To bluster or enlarge with fury, pleasure, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
    • to get rid of through the board a guy that could have grabbed an item but have not done this; -- so called because it had been the routine to strike upon the piece.
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to smoke up; inflate.
    • to take care of with insolence; bully.
    • To fury; annoy.
    • Slang To inhale the fumes of (a volatile substance, including) as a way of becoming intoxicated.
    • To enlarge; to enlarge; to smoke up.
    • To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
    • to eliminate from the board (the piece that could have grabbed an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.
  • verb:
    • To breathe greatly.
    • To inhale psychoactive inhalants
    • to state in a huffy way
    • to eliminate an opponent's piece as a forfeit for deliberately not using a piece (usually signalled by blowing onto it)
    • inhale leisure drugs
    • blow hard and loudly
  • others:
    • To smoke or blow.
    • To dilate; distend: as, the bread huffs.
    • To swell with anger, pleasure, or arrogance; bluster; storm; rant.
    • To enlarge; puff; distend.
    • to take care of with insolence or arrogance; rebuke rudely; hector.
    • In chess, to remove through the board, as a captured piece.
    • In checkers, to remove from board, as an item owned by one player, as a penalty for not having taken an exposed piece belonging to the other. It is normal the player, in removing the piece, to blow upon it. See huff, n., 3.
    • Angry; huffish.

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