An example of a tiff is a husband and wife arguing about the exact date when they started dating.
Origin of tiff
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English tiffen, Old French tiffer, tifer, to bedizen; compare D. tippen to clip the points or ends of the hair, English tip (noun).
- Originally, a sniff, sniffing; compare Icelandic word for a smell.