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Definition of "tiff" []

  • A fit of irritation. (noun)
  • A petty quarrel. (noun)
  • To quarrel. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tiff" in a sentence
  • "The word tiff in connection with her tale had a peculiar savour, a paralysing effect."
  • "She called the tiff between Steele and Rush Limbaugh a "Republican Horror Show.""
  • ""We won't reveal our weapon as of now, but Sonny Boy is ready to rumble," said Aljoe Jaro, whose other protege, North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion (26-1, 15 KOs), will also fight Giovannie Caro (11-4, 9 KOs, 2 draws) on the same day in a 10-round non-title tiff in San Diego, California."