or riff


verb (used with object), riffed, rif·fing. Informal.

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


or Riff



Er [er] /ɛr/, a mountainous coastal region in N Morocco.




Military. a reduction in the personnel of an armed service or unit.
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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British Dictionary definitions for rif


Riff Rifi (ˈrɪfɪ)


plural Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff or Rifi a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
Also called: Rifian, Riffian (ˈrɪfɪən) the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
See Er Rif
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