tiff

(redirected from tiffs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

tiff

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

[Origin unknown.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

tiff

(tɪf)

n.
1. a petty quarrel.
v.i.
2. to have a petty quarrel.
[1720–30]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

tiff

- Weak or diluted liquor; to tiff is to drink liquor slowly or sip it.
See also related terms for sip.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

tiff

noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
verb
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tiff

[ˈtɪf] npetite querelle f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tiff

n (inf)Krach m (inf); he’s had a tiff with his girlfriender hat mit seiner Freundin Krach gehabt (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tiff

[tɪf] nbattibecco
a lover's tiff → un battibecco tra innamorati
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tiff

(tif) noun
a slight quarrel. She's had a tiff with her boy-friend.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
She and I still have our tiffs, but I have never since then forgotten to lift my hat to Irene.
Indeed they would have slept longer, but Peter tired quickly of sleeping, and soon he would cry in his captain voice, "We get off here." 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.
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.
But as often happens to peaceful men in domestic tiffs, being ashamed he pushed another point.
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.'