quiff

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[ kwif ]
/ kwɪf /

noun, plural quiff, quiffs. Slang.

a woman, especially one who is promiscuous.

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Origin of quiff

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First recorded in 1920–25; origin uncertain

Definition for quiff (2 of 2)

quiff2
[ kwif ]
/ kwɪf /

noun British.

a lock or curl of hair brought forward over the forehead.

Origin of quiff

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First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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Example sentences from the Web for quiff

  • Well, our colonel says the "quiff" is "unsoldierly" and "disfiguring," and we 'ave got to bloomin' well lop it orf, no hank.

British Dictionary definitions for quiff

quiff
/ (kwɪf) /

noun

British a prominent tuft of hair, esp one brushed up above the forehead

Word Origin for quiff

C19: of unknown origin
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