huff Definition

  • 1a sudden and noisy expulsion of air from the mouth, as in expressing indignation or annoyance
  • 2a fit of petty annoyance or anger
  • 3to inhale a drug, especially marijuana

Using huff: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "huff" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She huffed and crossed her arms.

  • Example

    He left in a huff after the argument.

  • Example

    They were huffing paint in the alleyway.

  • Example

    She took a huff of her cigarette.

huff Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for huff

Phrases with huff

  • in a huff

    to leave or depart in a state of anger or annoyance


    He stormed out of the meeting in a huff.

  • huff and puff

    to breathe heavily and noisily, especially after exertion


    After climbing the stairs, he was huffing and puffing.

  • to be offended by someone's behavior or words, especially when they are not intended to be offensive


    She took offense at his huff and refused to speak to him for the rest of the day.


Summary: huff in Brief

The term 'huff' [hʌf] refers to a sudden and noisy expulsion of air from the mouth, often indicating annoyance or anger. It can also mean a fit of petty annoyance or anger, as well as inhaling drugs like marijuana. Phrases like 'in a huff' denote leaving in a state of anger, while 'huff and puff' describes heavy breathing after exertion.