What does huff mean?

Definitions for huffhʌf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word huff.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. huff, miff, seeing red(verb)

    a state of irritation or annoyance

  2. huff, snort(verb)

    inhale recreational drugs

    "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue"

  3. puff, huff, chuff(verb)

    blow hard and loudly

    "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"


  1. huff(Noun)

    A heavy breath; a grunt or sigh.

    With a huff, he lifted the box onto the back of the truck.

  2. huff(Noun)

    An expression of anger, annoyance, disgust, etc.

    Freyja left in a huff.

  3. huff(Noun)

    A boaster; one swelled with a false sense of value or importance.

    Lewd, shallow-brained huffs make atheism and contempt of religion the sole badge of wit. uE000209390uE001 South.

  4. huff(Verb)

    To breathe heavily.

    The run left him huffing and puffing.

  5. huff(Verb)

    To inhale psychoactive inhalants

  6. huff(Verb)

    To say in a huffy manner

  7. huff(Verb)

    To remove an opponent's piece as a forfeit for deliberately not taking a piece (often signalled by blowing on it)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huff(verb)

    to swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air

  2. Huff(verb)

    to treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully

  3. Huff(verb)

    to remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3

  4. Huff(verb)

    to enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs

  5. Huff(verb)

    to bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense

  6. Huff(verb)

    to remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece

  7. Huff(noun)

    a swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage

  8. Huff(noun)

    a boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance

  9. Origin: [Cf. OE. hoove to puff up, blow; prob. of imitative origin.]


  1. Huff

    Huff is an American television dramedy series produced by Sony Pictures Television for Showtime. The series was created by Bob Lowry and features Hank Azaria as Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt, a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly when a 15-year-old client commits suicide in his office. The series follows Huff, his family, and his friend Russell Tupper, played by Oliver Platt, as they navigate life. The first season was broadcast on Showtime between November 7, 2004 and January 30, 2005. The second season premiered on April 2, 2006 and ended on June 25, 2006. Two days before the finale, Showtime announced that the show would not be picked up for a third season, and several plotlines, including the resolution of pending criminal charges against Russell Tupper and the possibility of reconciliation between Huff and Beth were left unresolved. The two-hour pilot episode was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Later, production for Huff was moved to Delfino Stages in Los Angeles, California.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Huff

    huf, n. sudden anger or arrogance: a fit of disappointment or anger: a boaster.—v.t. to swell: to bully: to remove a 'man' from the board for not capturing pieces open to him, as in draughts.—v.i. to swell: to bluster.—adjs. Huff′ish, Huff′y, given to huff: insolent: arrogant.—adv. Huff′ishly.—ns. Huff′ishness, Huff′iness. [Imit., like puff; cf. Ger. hauchen, to breathe.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. huff

    To compress data using a Huffman code. Various programs that use such methods have been called ‘HUFF’ or some variant thereof. Oppose puff. Compare crunch, compress.

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  1. HUFF

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of huff in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of huff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Cosby:

    I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, do n’t ever do that again, she does n’t walk out with an attitude of a huff, because I think that I ’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever Bill Cosby want to call them.

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