noun, plural tif·fa·nies.
Origin of tiffany
Definition for tiffany (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tiffany
I saw the Scarface with Paul Muni on Sunset Boulevard at the… whatever the name of that theater is, the Tiffany.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake|Alex Suskind|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Power of Yoga If you ask Tiffany Cruikshank, the answer is yes.
Tiffany,” I say, “when you get married, do you want to live here?
For a moment, Tiffany imagines her two friends doing something slightly wicked, like joy-riding around Syracuse.
Though her heart is breaking for Scott, Tiffany wants to lead yells.
Mrs. Tiffany smiled sadly, as though this industry were somewhat tragic.The Readjustment|Will Irwin
On leaving I had an idea that pleased me, no less than to visit Tiffany's and purchase a little jewelry for Marjorie.A New Sensation|Albert Ross
"This is Tiffany," he said, pointing to a disreputable-looking portrait.The Burglars' Club|Henry A. Hering
Young Haddon seems to be a pretty good man to command one knoll,” said Tiffany, “but how about the other?The Road Builders|Samuel Merwin
The gem was skillfully cut with the perfection of a Tiffany.Queen of the Flaming Diamond|Leroy Yerxa
British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (1 of 3)
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for tiffany
British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for tiffany (3 of 3)
noun plural -nies
Word Origin and History for tiffany
"type of thin, transparent fabric," c.1600; earlier a common name for the festival of the Epiphany (early 14c.; in Anglo-French from late 13c.), from Old French Tifinie, Tiphanie (c.1200), from Late Latin Theophania "Theophany," another name for the Epiphany, from Greek theophania "the manifestation of a god."
Also popular in Old French and Middle English as a name given to girls born on Epiphany Day. The fabric sense is found only in English and is of obscure origin and uncertain relation to the other meanings, unless as a fanciful allusion to "manifestation:"
The invention of that fine silke, Tiffanie, Sarcenet, and Cypres, which instead of apparell to cover and hide, shew women naked through them. [Holland's "Pliny," 1601]
The fashionable N.Y. jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. (1895) is named for its founder, goldsmith Charles L. Tiffany (1812-1902) and his son, Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933), who was the Art Nouveau decorator noted for his glassware. The surname is attested in English from 1206.