tiff

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noun
  1. a slight or petty quarrel.

  2. a slight fit of annoyance, bad mood, or the like.

verb (used without object)
  1. to have a petty quarrel.

  2. to be in a tiff.

Origin of tiff

1
First recorded in 1720–30; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for tiff (1 of 2)

tiff1

/ (tɪf) /


noun
  1. a petty quarrel

  2. a fit of ill humour

verb
  1. (intr) to have or be in a tiff

Origin of tiff

1
C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tiff (2 of 2)

tiff2

/ (tɪf) /


noun
  1. archaic a small draught of alcoholic drink; dram

Origin of tiff

2
C18: see tiffin

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