Definition of miff in English:

miff

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually be miffed
informal
  • Annoy.

    ‘she was slightly miffed at not being invited’
    • ‘He was sorely miffed at being forced to give guarantees, which his father was never expected to give for him.’
    • ‘I had found the whole incident rather amusing, but he was slightly miffed by it.’
    • ‘I was so miffed at missing out on my eggy muffin treat, I determined to make some at home on Sunday.’
    • ‘I said that I was with my friends and couldn't just leave and he was miffed again.’
    • ‘He had been de-selected for the council elections and must have been miffed.’
    • ‘Having decided to gift it to the nation, she seems somewhat miffed that nobody now seems to want it.’
    • ‘If I were them I'd be miffed by her insistence that when she dies they will not inherit a penny.’
    • ‘Readers were miffed by the cavalier attitude taken to such an important cultural icon.’
    • ‘I am slightly miffed that the NTUC Fairprice in my area is taking so long to be done with its renovations.’
    • ‘I was miffed about that and would not have done it if I had known.’
    • ‘But this isn't about me being miffed at not getting into Bedford Square.’
    • ‘Even though I knew she wouldn't win, I'm still miffed she got booted from the competition.’
    • ‘Industry, while prepared to welcome any reduction, however small, in its current plight, was miffed.’
    • ‘No matter what ruling they ultimately emerge with, there are bound to be some very miffed clubs across the nation.’
    • ‘While leaving his house he was so miffed by a car that was illegally parked across his driveway that he lashed out and gave it a quick boot.’
    • ‘Needless to say, I'm a tad miffed all round when it comes to gaming magazines.’
    • ‘I am somewhat miffed that if I am ever to achieve this ambition, I will have to put up with rather too much of this idiot's writings.’
    • ‘The questioner assumes one is miffed by the question and does not include the option of relief.’
    • ‘Defending their sale tactic yesterday, one staff member said customers had not been miffed by the sign.’
    • ‘He was a bit miffed the he couldn't display his beautiful features while walking along the Camlough Road.’
    annoyed, displeased, offended, aggrieved, piqued, riled, nettled, vexed, irked, irritated, upset, hurt, pained, put out, in a huff, fed up, chagrined, disgruntled, discontented, resentful
    peeved, narked, browned off, hacked off
    cheesed off, not best pleased
    sore
    pissed off
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noun

archaic
  • A petty quarrel or fit of pique.

    argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out
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Origin

Early 17th century: perhaps imitative; compare with early modern German muff, an exclamation of disgust.

Pronunciation:

miff

/mif/