tiffin

noun
tif·fin | \ˈti-fən \

Definition of tiffin 

chiefly British

: a light midday meal : luncheon

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An Indian-style tiffin tea is the delightful new option at the Pierre hotel. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Tea Time With Stacks of Indian Snacks," 5 Feb. 2018

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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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