from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make attractive, stylish, or up-to-date: spiffed up the old storefront.
- n. Attractiveness or charm in appearance, dress, or manners: "He may need more than spiff to get him through the bad patches ahead” ( James Wolcott).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Attractiveness or charm in dress, appearance, or manner
- n. A well-dressed man
- n. A bonus or other remuneration, given for reaching a sales goal or promoting the goods of a particular manufacturer. Originally from textile retailing, a percentage given for selling off surplus or out-of-fashion stock, of which the sales person could offer part as a discount to a customer.
- n. a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette; a joint
- v. to make spiffy (attractive, polished, or up-to-date)
- v. to reward (a salesperson) with a spiff.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. attractiveness in appearance or dress or manner
Possibly from dialectal spiff, well-dressed.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)