gliff

1 of 2

transitive verb

ˈglif
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, British

gliff

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish
a
b
: a faint trace : suggestion
2
chiefly Scottish : a sudden fright : scare
3
chiefly Scottish : a brief moment : instant

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

Middle English gliffen to look quickly, glance

Noun

English dialect (northern) gliff, verb, to look quickly, glance, from Middle English gliffen

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“Gliff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gliff. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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