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    Smile a women's phrase=?

    miff (n.)

    1623, "fit of ill humor," perhaps imitative of an exclamation of disgust (cf. Ger. muffen "to sulk"). The verb is from 1797. Miffy (adj.) "liable to 'take a miff' " is from 1810; miffed is 1824 (Sir Walter Scott calls it "a women's phrase").
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    a women's phrase=?

    ( The word of 'miff' usually applied to women?)

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    Re: a women's phrase=?

    I think he means it is a word more likely to be used by women than by men.

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    Smile Re: a women's phrase=?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think he means it is a word more likely to be used by women than by men.
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your answer.

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