Dictionary.com

tiffin

[ tif-in ]
/ ˈtɪf ɪn /
British.(in India)
Save This Word!

noun

a light midday meal; lunch

verb (used without object)

to eat a light midday meal.

verb (used with object)

to provide a light meal for; serve lunch to.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of tiffin

First recorded in 1800–05; variant of tiffing (unattested), equivalent to tiff (obsolete) “to sip, drink, snack between meals” + -ing1

Definition for tiffin (2 of 2)

Tiffin
[ tif-in ]
/ ˈtɪf ɪn /

noun

a city in N Ohio.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for tiffin

British Dictionary definitions for tiffin

tiffin
/ (ˈtɪfɪn) /

noun

(in India) a light meal, esp one taken at midday

Word Origin for tiffin

C18: probably from obsolete tiffing, from tiff to sip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK