tiff


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tiff

 (tĭf)
n.
1. A fit of irritation.
2. A petty quarrel.
intr.v. tiffed, tiff·ing, tiffs
To quarrel.

[Origin unknown.]

tiff

(tɪf)
n
1. a petty quarrel
2. a fit of ill humour
vb
(intr) to have or be in a tiff
[C18: of unknown origin]

tiff

(tɪf)
n
archaic a small draught of alcoholic drink; dram
[C18: see tiffin]

tiff

(tɪf)

n.
1. a petty quarrel.
v.i.
2. to have a petty quarrel.
[1720–30]

tiff

- Weak or diluted liquor; to tiff is to drink liquor slowly or sip it.
See also related terms for sip.

tiff


Past participle: tiffed
Gerund: tiffing

Imperative
tiff
tiff
Present
I tiff
you tiff
he/she/it tiffs
we tiff
you tiff
they tiff
Preterite
I tiffed
you tiffed
he/she/it tiffed
we tiffed
you tiffed
they tiffed
Present Continuous
I am tiffing
you are tiffing
he/she/it is tiffing
we are tiffing
you are tiffing
they are tiffing
Present Perfect
I have tiffed
you have tiffed
he/she/it has tiffed
we have tiffed
you have tiffed
they have tiffed
Past Continuous
I was tiffing
you were tiffing
he/she/it was tiffing
we were tiffing
you were tiffing
they were tiffing
Past Perfect
I had tiffed
you had tiffed
he/she/it had tiffed
we had tiffed
you had tiffed
they had tiffed
Future
I will tiff
you will tiff
he/she/it will tiff
we will tiff
you will tiff
they will tiff
Future Perfect
I will have tiffed
you will have tiffed
he/she/it will have tiffed
we will have tiffed
you will have tiffed
they will have tiffed
Future Continuous
I will be tiffing
you will be tiffing
he/she/it will be tiffing
we will be tiffing
you will be tiffing
they will be tiffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tiffing
you have been tiffing
he/she/it has been tiffing
we have been tiffing
you have been tiffing
they have been tiffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tiffing
you will have been tiffing
he/she/it will have been tiffing
we will have been tiffing
you will have been tiffing
they will have been tiffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tiffing
you had been tiffing
he/she/it had been tiffing
we had been tiffing
you had been tiffing
they had been tiffing
Conditional
I would tiff
you would tiff
he/she/it would tiff
we would tiff
you would tiff
they would tiff
Past Conditional
I would have tiffed
you would have tiffed
he/she/it would have tiffed
we would have tiffed
you would have tiffed
they would have tiffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiff - a quarrel about petty pointstiff - a quarrel about petty points  
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"

tiff

noun quarrel, row, disagreement, words, difference, dispute, scrap (informal), falling-out (informal), squabble, petty quarrel She was walking home after a tiff with her boyfriend.

tiff

noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
verb
Translations
مُشاجَرَه خَفيفَه
rozmíška
uoverensstemmelse
összezördülés
smárifrildi
barnis
ķildanesaprašanās
hafif tartışma

tiff

[tɪf] Npelea f, riña f (sin trascendencia)
a lover's tiffuna pelea de amantes

tiff

[ˈtɪf] npetite querelle f

tiff

n (inf)Krach m (inf); he’s had a tiff with his girlfriender hat mit seiner Freundin Krach gehabt (inf)

tiff

[tɪf] nbattibecco
a lover's tiff → un battibecco tra innamorati

tiff

(tif) noun
a slight quarrel. She's had a tiff with her boy-friend.
References in classic literature ?
Away they went fleetly and gracefully, for having practiced at home, they were well matched, and the blithe young couple were a pleasant sight to see, as they twirled merrily round and round, feeling more friendly than ever after their small tiff.
The young men who belonged to the Progressive Euchre Club used to drop in late and risk a tiff with their sweethearts and general condemnation for a waltz with `the hired girls.
Then, feigning a tiff, he would close his manuscript, and all the ladies with their birdlike voices would beseech him with "Oh, no, Messer Firenzuola, please go on again; it's SO charming
As you have been married now nearly six weeks, you can hardly be surprised at a little tiff arising.
Eager held her in civil converse; their little tiff was over.
If you expect me to run all over London looking for you every time you happen to have a tiff with your auntie and cousins you are mistaken.
I have told you, over and over again when we have had a tiff, that you wanted to make everything go down before you, but I wouldn't go down before you--that you wanted to swallow up everybody alive, but I wouldn't be swallowed up alive.
The best sense I can talk to you is what I said last night,--as you're i' the wrong to think o' calling in your money, when it's safe enough if you'd let it alone, all because of a bit of a tiff, and I was in hopes you'd ha' altered your mind this morning.
So with occasional tiffs, but on the whole rollicking, they drew near the Neverland; for after many moons they did reach it, and, what is more, they had been going pretty straight all the time, not perhaps so much owing to the guidance of Peter or Tink as because the island was looking for them.
She and I still have our tiffs, but I have never since then forgotten to lift my hat to Irene.
The fairies have their tiffs with the birds, but they usually give a civil answer to a civil question, and he was quite angry when these two ran away the moment they saw him.
And although we have our little tiffs now, arising out of a certain unavoidable flatness that attends our love-making, owing to its end being all settled beforehand, still I have no doubt of our getting on capitally then, when it's done and can't be helped.