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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.

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.

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.

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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