Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Stuffy

Stuff′y

,
Adj.
1.
Stout; mettlesome; resolute.
[Scot.]
Jamieson.
2.
Angry and obstinate; sulky.
[U. S.]
3.
Ill-ventilated; close.

Definition 2021


stuffy

stuffy

See also: stuffie

English

Adjective

stuffy (comparative stuffier, superlative stuffiest)

  1. Poorly ventilated; partially plugged.
    I can't smell very well today – I have a stuffy nose.
    Let's go outside – it's getting stuffy in here.
  2. Stout; mettlesome; resolute.
  3. (US) Angry and obstinate; sulky.
  4. Boring, uninteresting, over-formal, pompous, very conventional.
    The stuffy professor droned on as the class lost interest.

Translations

Noun

stuffy (plural stuffies)

  1. (US, Canada, colloquial, often childish) A stuffed animal or other plush toy.

Derived terms

Related terms