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spiff

 (spĭf) Informal
tr.v. spiffed, spiff·ing, spiffs
To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: spiffed up the old storefront.
n.
Attractiveness or charm in appearance, dress, or manners: "He may need more than spiff to get him through the bad patches ahead" (James Wolcott).

[Possibly from dialectal spiff, well-dressed.]

spiff

(spɪf)
n
(Commerce) a commission for the selling of dated merchandise
vb (tr)
(Commerce) to give a commission on

spiff

(spɪf)
vb (tr)
to make smart or spruce up

spiff

(spɪf)

v.t. Informal.
to make spiffy (usu. fol. by up): Let's spiff up this office with new furniture.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiff - attractiveness in appearance or dress or manner; "he gets by largely on pure spiff"
attractiveness - sexual allure
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Pay a fair wage, because if you spiff $2 for that item, and pay a percentage on the other thing, by the end of the day, the salespeople are confused.
Spiffs typically are paid at two levels in the distribution channel: to the distributor telemarketing reps who promote products to dealers, and to dealer salespeople who sell to end users.
Participation in this program and spiffs will be paid based on your company's SPIFF policy.
Today, especially in this economic climate, retailers want the type of deals, spiffs and dating they are accustomed to getting at buying markets .
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For some retailers, one of the best things about attending trade shows and wholesaler markets is the free merchandise and spiffs they receive.