adjective, stiff·er, stiff·est.
- a dead body; corpse.
- a formal or priggish person.
- a poor tipper; tightwad.
- a drunk.
- a fellow: lucky stiff; poor stiff.
- a tramp; hobo.
- a laborer.
- a forged check.
- a promissory note or bill of exchange.
- a letter or note, especially if secret or smuggled.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of stiff
OTHER WORDS FROM stiff
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Example sentences from the Web for stiffer
Stiffer corporate income tax: This one I imagine Democrats would like to do.
The longer you cook a cranberry sauce, the more pectin is released and liquid is evaporated, and the stiffer the result will be.
The wind freshened in the afternoon, raising a stiffer sea and trying the boat and me severely.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
In these regions the soil is a clay loam from several inches to a foot deep resting upon a stiffer and more tenacious clay.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Now I am sure you couldn't have made it any stiffer in your own rooms.The Woman in Black|Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Tough kneading he shall find it, and stiffer clay than ever yet was moulded, or my name is not Salome Owen.Vashti|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Hundreds of men toiling and sweating over stiff canvas and stiffer ropes.Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater|Vance Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for stiffer
Derived forms of stiffstiffish, adjectivestiffly, adverbstiffness, noun
Word Origin for stiff
Idioms and Phrases with stiffer
In addition to the idioms beginning with stiff
- stiff as a board
- stiff upper lip
- bore to death (stiff)
- keep a stiff upper lip
- scare out of one's wits (stiff)