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miff

Syllabification: miff

Definition of miff in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be miffed) informal
Annoy: she was slightly miffed at not being invited
More example sentences
  • I am slightly miffed that the NTUC Fairprice in my area is taking so long to be done with its renovations.
  • I had found the whole incident rather amusing, but he was slightly miffed by it.
  • 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.

noun

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Origin

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

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