rif

or riff

[ rif ]
/ rɪf /

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

to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.

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Origin of rif

First recorded in 1945–50; special use of RIF

Definition for rif (2 of 3)

Rif

or Riff

[ rif ]
/ rɪf /

noun

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

Definition for rif (3 of 3)

RIF
[ rif ]
/ rɪf /

noun

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

Rif

Riff Rifi (ˈrɪfɪ)

/ (rɪf) /

noun

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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