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Meaning of TIFF

Pronunciation:  tif

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  petty quarrel

TIFF is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bicker, bickering, fuss, spat, squabble
 See Also: dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tiff\, n. [Originally, a sniff, sniffing; cf. Icel. ?efr a
    smell, ?efa to sniff, Norw. tev a drawing in of the breath,
    teva to sniff, smell, dial. Sw. t["u]v smell, scent, taste.]
    1. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor. ``Sipping
       his tiff of brandy punch.'' --Sir W. Scott.
    2. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or
       contention. See {Tift}. --Thackeray.
  2. \Tiff\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tiffed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To be in a pet.
          She tiffed with Tim, she ran from Ralph. --Landor.
  3. \Tiff\, v. t. [OE. tiffen, OF. tiffer, tifer, to bedizen;
    cf. D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, E. tip,
    To deck out; to dress. [Obs.] --A. Tucker.
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