Definition of Huffing

1. Noun. An act of forcible exhalation.

Exact synonyms: Puffing, Snorting
Generic synonyms: Breathing Out, Exhalation, Expiration
Derivative terms: Huff, Puff, Puff, Snort



Definition of Huffing

1. Noun. (colloquial) The act of inhaling psychoactive inhalants. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of huff) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Huffing

1. huff [v] - See also: huff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Huffing

huers
hues
huevos
huevos rancheros
huff
huffcap
huffcaps
huffed
huffer
huffers
huffier
huffiest
huffily
huffiness
huffinesses
huffing (current term)
huffingly
huffings
huffish
huffishly
huffishness
huffkin
huffkins
huffs
huffy
hug
hug-me-tight
hug drug
hugable
huge

Literary usage of Huffing

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1. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"A huffing COURTIER IS a Cypher, that has no Value himself, but from the Place he stands in ... huffing ..."

2. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare by Charles Lamb, Israel Gollancz (1893)
"... and superlatives; "huffing braggart puft " lines,* such as the play-writers anterior to Shakspeare are full of, and Pistol "but coldly imitates. ..."

3. Abaddon's Steam Engine, Calumny, Delineated: Being an Attempt to Stop Its by Richard Ferguson, Lover of mercy rejoicing over judgement (1817)
"... Blighting our church and civil hopes, By huffing, puffing union. See slandering puff balls, light as air, Japan'd all o'er with bishop hair, ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1846)
"... think it may affect some young ladds; for these two reason^ he is not approved on, ye late master Mjr. Crompton's huffing the ..."

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