from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fit of irritation.
- n. A petty quarrel.
- intransitive v. To quarrel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small argument; a petty quarrel.
- v. To quarrel.
- v. To deck out; to dress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.
- n. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See Tift.
- intransitive v. To be in a pet.
- transitive v. To deck out; to dress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name for the calcite occurring with the zinc and lead deposits of Joplin, Missouri.
- To dress; deck; array.
- n. Set; attitude.
- To sip; drink.
- To lunch.
- n. A draught of liquor; a “drop”: as, a tiff of brandy.
- n. Thin or small beer.
- To be in a pet; be peevish or quarrelsome.
- n. A petty quarrel or misunderstanding; a slight pet, or fit of peevishness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quarrel about petty points
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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). (Wiktionary)