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(South African, slang) disgusting; sickening; nasty
Word Origin
C20: from syphilitic
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  • sif, his yellow-haired wife, was in despair, knowing not what to do.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • A veil covered her head, and Thor scarce knew that this was sif, his wife.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • She looks 'sif she thought she owned the earth and I never did like a darnimeering person.

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Let me go, and I will bring new hair for sif ere the daylight's gone.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • Uller is the name of one, who is a son of sif, and a step-son of Thor.

  • Uller, the winter-god, was the son of sif, and the stepson of Thor.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • sif has a gallant at home; thou wilt anxious be to find him: thou shalt that arduous work perform; it will beseem thee better.

  • Loki, the son of Laufeiar, had out of mischief cut off all the hair of sif.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • "Seems 'sif I must grab one sandwich," said Bob, rolling his eyes comically toward the piled-up dishes.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
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