huffing vs puffing what difference

what is difference between huffing and puffing

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌfɪŋ/

Noun

huffing (plural huffings)

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

Translations

Verb

huffing

  1. present participle of huff


English

Verb

puffing

  1. present participle of puff
  2. (US) Leaving a car engine running unattended, especially in cold weather to warm it up.

Noun

puffing (plural puffings)

  1. The act of one who puffs.
    the puffings and pantings of a man running to catch a train
  2. A puffy ornament.
    • 1825, The Ladies’ Monthly Museum (volume 21, page 50)
      Evening dresses are trimmed in a variety of ways, with puffings of crape, fringes, and ornaments, of the richest patterns []
  3. (law) An opinion or judgment, often made by the seller of property to a potential buyer, that is not made as a representation of fact.

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