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tiffin

1

[ tif-in ]

noun

  1. a light midday meal; lunch


verb (used without object)

  1. to eat a light midday meal.

verb (used with object)

  1. to provide a light meal for; serve lunch to.

Tiffin

2

[ tif-in ]

noun

  1. a city in N Ohio.

tiffin

/ ˈtɪfɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tiffin1

First recorded in 1800–05; variant of tiffing (unattested), equivalent to tiff (obsolete) “to sip, drink, snack between meals” + -ing 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tiffin1

C18: probably from obsolete tiffing, from tiff to sip

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Example Sentences

The source of the latest breakthrough technique is Priyanka Naik’s new book, “The Modern Tiffin.”

He informed her, some time after, of an engagement "to tiffin with a brother officer," and she nodded.

In my journey from Tiffin I found it necessary to dismount several times and walk in order to drive away the sensation of cold.

The accommodations at the Tiffin House I must leave to conjecture, as any description would fall short of the reality.

There brokers of all kinds used to meet each other, have tiffin, and write their letters and contracts.

Here we were met by a number of the officials of the province, who gave us a sumptuous tiffin in the rest-house.

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