spiff

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[ spif ]
/ spɪf /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to make spiffy (usually followed by up): Let's spiff up this office with new furniture.

Origin of spiff

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1875–80; perhaps v. use of dial. spiff well-dressed; see spiffy

Definition for spiff (2 of 2)

spiff2
[ spif ]
/ spɪf /
Slang.

noun

a bonus or other form of remuneration given to retail salespeople for promoting the products of a particular manufacturer.

verb (used with object)

to reward (a salesperson) with a spiff.

Origin of spiff

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First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain
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