Southern African slang disgusting; sickening; nasty

Word Origin for sif

C20: from syphilitic
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Contemporary Examples of sif

  • And there is an insurmountable barrier between all of the SIF groups and al-Nusra.

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    Hussein Ibish

    June 28, 2013

Historical Examples of sif

  • Let me go, and I will bring new hair for Sif ere the daylight's gone.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • A veil covered her head, and Thor scarce knew that this was Sif, his wife.

  • They had to be as fine as the hairs on Sif's head, and these were finer than anything else.

  • Uller, the winter-god, was the son of Sif, and the stepson of Thor.

  • So that Sif was more beautiful than ever before, and more precious, too.

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown