stiff-arm

verb
\ ˈstif-ˌärm How to pronounce stiff-arm (audio) \
stiff-armed; stiff-arming; stiff-arms

Definition of stiff-arm

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transitive verb

2 : to treat with disdain or neglect : slight, snub

stiff-arm

noun

Definition of stiff-arm (Entry 2 of 2)

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First Known Use of stiff-arm

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stiff-arm was in 1909

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“Stiff-arm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stiff-arm. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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