tiffin

[ tif-in ]
/ ˈtɪf ɪn /
British Informal.

noun

verb (used without object)

to eat lunch.

verb (used with object)

to provide lunch for; serve lunch to.

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Origin of tiffin

1775–85; variant of *tiffing, equivalent to tiff (obsolete) to sip, drink + -ing1

Definition for tiffin (2 of 2)

Tiffin

[ tif-in ]
/ ˈtɪf ɪn /

noun

a city in N Ohio.
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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
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