- The definition of as-if is a slang expression to imply that something is far fetched or never going to happen.
An example of a time when you might say "as-if" is if someone asks if your designer new silk robe is polyester.
as if definition by American Heritage Dictionary
conjunctionThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- In the same way that it would be if: looked as if she were made of ice.
- That: It seemed as if the meeting would never end.
as if - Phrases/Idioms
Also, as though. As it would be, as in He decided to accept, as if it really mattered, or John scowled as though he were really angry. The first idiom dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s. Also see make as if.