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rif

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verb (used with object), riffed, rif·fing. Informal.
  1. to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.
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Origin of rif

First recorded in 1945–50; special use of RIF

Rif

or Riff

[rif]
noun
  1. Er [er] /ɛr/, a mountainous coastal region in N Morocco.
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RIF

[rif]
noun
  1. Military. a reduction in the personnel of an armed service or unit.
  2. a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business, government department, etc., especially for budgetary reasons.
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Origin of RIF

R(eduction) I(n) F(orce)
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Rif

Riff Rifi (ˈrɪfɪ)

noun
  1. plural Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff or Rifi a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
  2. Also called: Rifian, Riffian (ˈrɪfɪən) the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
  3. See Er Rif
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