- difference: What's the dif where you buy it, as long as you get it?
Origin of dif
First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening
- variant of dis-1 before f: differ.
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Examples from the Web for dif
She got a woman to nurse me what had a young baby, so I didn' know no dif'ence.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
Diphthong, dif′thong, or dip′thong, n. two vowel-sounds pronounced as one syllable.
I says, "Either way—don't make no dif'unce, jes' so I git off de fence, for hit's pow'ful oncom'fable up yer."
"Dar's an awful 'stonishin' dif'erens 'tween a catfish and a perk," interposed Uncle Pius.The Cave by the Beech Fork
Henry S. Spalding
But wid de women it's dif'rent; dey's got jus' sebin, an' bless my soul, brev'ren, I think dat's 'nuff.Amos Kilbright; His Adscititious Experiences
Frank R. Stockton