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transitive verb

chiefly dialectal
: to put in order : make ready or array properly : arrange


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noun (1)

plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a particular state, condition, or mood


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chiefly dialectal variant of tiff


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plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a puff or gust of wind

Word History


Transitive verb

Middle English tiften, perhaps from tift, past participle of tiffen to tiff (deck out)


probably of imitative origin

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“Tift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tift. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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