huffer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

huff

 (hŭf)
n.
A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique: stormed off in a huff.
v. huffed, huff·ing, huffs
v.intr.
1. To puff; blow.
2. To make noisy, empty threats; bluster.
3. To react indignantly; take offense.
4. Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or substance as a means of becoming intoxicated.
v.tr.
1. To cause to puff up; inflate.
2. To treat with insolence; bully.
3. To anger; annoy.
4. Slang To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.

[Imitative of the sound of puffing.]

huff′er n.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Three minutes later the same combination linked up but this time Will Huffer was out faster to upend McFarlane before he could shoot.
Tenders are invited for Huffer Road Spot Safety Improvement Project
COCKNEY REBEL trainer Geoff Huffer has scrapped plans to return to the training ranks to head owner Phil Cunningham's new Rebel Racing project in Newmarket, with Dave Morris instead called up to take over the licence for the ambitious new operation.
Their version of a huffer, or starter unit, is actually a very efficient design.
Ten people, including trainer Jeff Pearce, former trainer Geoff Huffer and jockey Jerry O'Dwyer, have been warned off by the BHA at the conclusion of the Sabre Light affair.
TEN people, including trainer Jeff Pearce, former trainer Geoff Huffer and jockey Jerry O'Dwyer, have been warned off by the British Horseracing Authority at the conclusion of the Sabre Light affair.
Chairman and CEO Russell Huffer said that the start of fiscal 2011 was "extremely challenging" because of tough conditions in the commercial construction market.
Precepting in Nursing: Developing an Effective Workforce By Susan Which and Ann Huffer, Jones and Bartlett Publishers (available through Elsevier Australia), RRP $49.
COCKNEY Rebel's owner Phil Cunningham led the tributes to Geoff Huffer following the announcement the Newmarket trainer is to retire.
Cockney Rebel's owner, Phil Cunningham, led the tributes to Geoff Huffer following the announcement the Newmarket handler is to retire.
He was cantering and a piece of paper flew across at the end and his hind leg hit his near-fore on the tendon," explained Huffer.
GEOFF HUFFER is convinced his dual Classic winner Cockney Rebel will come back better than ever.