from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unpleasant smell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quarrel; be offended.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unpleasant smell
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This description ends with the words, “… and walruses wif teef nike niff.”
There was a smell about the place, which I imagined as the smell of misery and fear, though I supposed it was no more than the niff of ancient squalor and an absence of drains.
The general historical niff level would only be worthy of comment to a time traveller.
After dinner Billy Ray went off to niff, and I went over to the library to see about Browning.
At length, however, she departed, grumbling between her teeth, that she wad rather lock up a haill ward than be fiking about thae niff-naffy gentles that gae sae muckle fash wi their fancies.
They also told me that when you got close to them, they had a "'trong,' trong 'niff;' niff too much."
At length, however, she departed, grumbling between her teeth, that 'she wad rather lock up a haill ward than be fiking about thae niff-naffy gentles that gae sae muckle fash wi' their fancies. '
But in time he came to feel that merely stifling the piggy niff was unambitious: the vast lakes of pigshit produced at hog farms ought in some way to be a revenue source rather than a waste product.
If he's done time for it and then on the 21st time he gets left to stroll around in the niff, what will be the:
No niff naff, no pissing around with unasnwered questions, finally a storyline is opened and resolved ... albeit in a rather macabre fashion.
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