tiffin

noun
tif·​fin | \ ˈti-fən How to pronounce tiffin (audio) \

Definition of tiffin

chiefly British
: a light midday meal : luncheon

Examples of tiffin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Janelle Bitker has the run-down on the business, which really reminds me of Indian tiffin boxes. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The end of Top 100 Restaurants as we know it," 28 Sep. 2020 Some of our favorites were the tiffin made in India from the Lunch Box, the coupe cocktail glasses made in Mexico from the Buzzed Box, and the teapot made in Nepal from the Infuse Box. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "We tried GlobeIn, a subscription for gorgeous handcrafted home goods," 3 July 2020 At this vegetarian offshoot of Ulavacharu, a southern Indian restaurant in Sunnyvale, multicourse tiffins are the focus. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The best takeout and delivery spots in the South Bay and Peninsula," 30 May 2020 The tight quarters are one reason for the tiffin boxes, stackable metal containers used to transport two multipart, shareable entrees. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 24 July 2019 The tight quarters are one reason for the tiffin boxes, stackable metal containers used to transport two multipart, shareable entrees. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 24 July 2019 The tight quarters are one reason for the tiffin boxes, stackable metal containers used to transport two multipart, shareable entrees. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 24 July 2019 The tight quarters are one reason for the tiffin boxes, stackable metal containers used to transport two multipart, shareable entrees. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 24 July 2019 The tight quarters are one reason for the tiffin boxes, stackable metal containers used to transport two multipart, shareable entrees. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of tiffin

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiffin

probably alteration of tiffing, gerund of obsolete English tiff to eat between meals

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“Tiffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiffin. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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