tiff


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tiff \Tiff\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tiffed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Tiffing.]
   To be in a pet.
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         She tiffed with Tim, she ran from Ralph. --Landor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tiff \Tiff\, v. t. [OE. tiffen, OF. tiffer, tifer, to bedizen;
   cf. D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, E. tip,
   n.]
   To deck out; to dress. [Obs.] --A. Tucker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tiff \Tiff\, n. [Originally, a sniff, sniffing; cf. Icel. ?efr a
   smell, ?efa to sniff, Norw. tev a drawing in of the breath,
   teva to sniff, smell, dial. Sw. t["u]v smell, scent, taste.]
   1. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor. "Sipping
      his tiff of brandy punch." --Sir W. Scott.
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   2. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or
      contention. See Tift. --Thackeray.
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