what is difference between feisty and huffy
1896, American, feist (“small, aggressive dog”) + -y; the term feist (now rare) itself originally meant “stink”, and earlier “fart”, from Middle English, from Old English, from Proto-Germanic, presumably from Proto-Indo-European – see feist for details.
- IPA(key): /ˈfaɪsti/
- Rhymes: -aɪsti
feisty (comparative feistier or more feisty, superlative feistiest or most feisty)
- Tenacious, energetic, spunky.
- Belligerent; prepared to stand and fight, especially in spite of relatively small stature or some other disadvantage.
- Easily offended and ready to bicker.
huff + -y
- IPA(key): /ˈhʌfi/
- Rhymes: -ʌfi
huffy (comparative huffier, superlative huffiest)
- Angry, annoyed, indignant or irritated.
- Easily offended; thin-skinned or touchy.
- haughty, arrogant
- Puffed up.
- huffy bread