- a woman, especially one who is promiscuous.
Origin of quiff1
- a lock or curl of hair brought forward over the forehead.
Origin of quiff2
Examples from the Web for quiff
Historical Examples of quiff
Well, our colonel says the "quiff" is "unsoldierly" and "disfiguring," and we 'ave got to bloomin' well lop it orf, no hank.Mr. Punch on the Warpath
- British a prominent tuft of hair, esp one brushed up above the forehead
Word Origin for quiff
Word Origin and History for quiff
"curl or lock of hair over the forehead," 1890, originally a style among soldiers, of unknown origin. Perhaps connected with quiff "a puff or whiff of tobacco smoke" (1831, originally Southern U.S.), held to be a variant of whiff (n.).