verb (used with object), riffed, rif·fing. Informal.
Origin of rif
verb (used without object)
Origin of riff1
verb (used with object) Informal.
Related Words for riffedsearch, browse, flash, examine, scour, skim, check, scan, skip, glance, riffle, thumb, riff, regard, look, rumble, inquire, study, overlook, sweep
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Riff Rifi (ˈrɪfɪ)
Word Origin for riff
"melodic phrase in jazz," 1935 (but said to have been used by musicians since c.1917), of uncertain origin, perhaps a shortened form of riffle, or altered from refrain. The verb is attested from 1942, from the noun. Also in extended use. Related: Riffed; riffing.