Tiff definition

tĭf
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A petty quarrel.
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To quarrel.
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A fit of irritation.
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A slight quarrel; spat.
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The definition of a tiff is a small argument.

An example of a tiff is a husband and wife arguing about the exact date when they started dating.

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To be in or have a tiff.
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Liquor; esp., weak liquor.
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A little drink of weak liquor or punch.
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The file extension identifying files in the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) format. See also TIFF.
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A standard bitmapped file format commonly used for scanning, storage, and transfer of image files, including photographs and line art.The T.37 standard for Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) transmission, for example, specifies TIFF-F. TIFF files are identified by the .tif or .tiff file extension. See also FoIP.
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A small argument; a petty quarrel.

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Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.
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(intransitive) To quarrel.
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(obsolete) To deck out; to dress.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Tagged image file format.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tiff
Plural:
tiffs

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Originally, a sniff, sniffing; compare Icelandic word for a smell.

    From Wiktionary