spif

noun informal, mainly British

a postage stamp perforated with the initials of a firm to avoid theft by employeesFormer name: perfin

Nearby words

  1. spielberg,
  2. spielberg, steven,
  3. spieler,
  4. spielmeyer-vogt disease,
  5. spier,
  6. spiff,
  7. spiffing,
  8. spiffy,
  9. spiflicate,
  10. spigelian

Word Origin for spif

C20: from s (tamp) p (erforated with) i (nitials of) f (irm)

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