tiffin

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

Definition of tiffin

chiefly British
: a light midday meal : luncheon

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 6 Jul. 2022.

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