{{11}}miff (n.) 1620s, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (Cf. Ger. muffen "to sulk").
{{12}}miff (v.) 1797, "to take offense at;" 1811, "to put out of humor," from MIFF (Cf. miff) (n.). Related: MIFFED (Cf. miffed); miffing.

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