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tiff

noun \ ˈtif \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of tiff

: a petty quarrel

Examples of tiff in a Sentence

  1. got into a little tiff about what color sheets to buy for their bed

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First Known Use of tiff

1754

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tiff

verb

Definition of tiff

: to have a petty quarrel

Examples of tiff in a Sentence

  1. like any couple, they occasionally tiff, but it's never anything serious

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Origin and Etymology of tiff

origin unknown

tiff Synonyms

Phrases

bandy words, butt heads, lock horns, mix it up;


TIFF Defined for English Language Learners

tiff

Definition of tiff for English Language Learners

  • : a small fight or argument about something that is not important


TIFF Defined for Kids

tiff

noun \ ˈtif \

Definition of tiff for Students

: a minor quarrel


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