Interested in Language
I've been looking for the meaning of the word "huffled" and can't find anything. Can anyone tell me what this word means?
Also, does "give it me under your hand" mean secretly?
It's from the book Moll Flanders the part of the sentence I have is:-
She huffled me...
"A Huff" is a swaggering fellow, or a bully.
The surrounding context for your sentence should indicate what is intended by "huffled".
Give it me under your hand - delivered and signed for [used in the days before there was a public penny post which anyone could use. Letters had to be signed for by authorised users of a postal service].