1. to act arrogantly, aggressively [SE huff, to bully, to hector; note 1910s–20s milit. jargon huff, to kill].
(a) [late 16C–early 19C] to swagger.
(b) [late 17C–early 19C] to scold, to reprove, to bully.
(c) [18C+] to annoy, to offend.
(d) [early 19C] to throw one’s arms over a victim’s shoulders and then take the money from his pockets; the assault requires two partners, one to grab and one to rifle the clothes.
2. [1960s+] (drugs) to sniff solvents or similar volatile substances; thus huffing, inhaling [SE huff, to blow].
3. (drugs) to smoke marijuana.
[late 18C–early 19C] to take responsibility for the bill in a public house.