Definitions

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  • n. A form of choreography displayed by supporters on the terraces of an arena or stadium, where they make a large-scale pattern or picture by holding up, or wearing, various materials.

Etymologies

From Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 'tifo', meaning Typhus, supposedly because one has a weird tendency to scream like crazy and wear a large foam hand displaying "#1" when suffering from said illness.

    The L Magazine - New York City's Local Event and Arts & Culture Guide

  • And so, among the tifo from the crowd: Olsen as Rambo, and Olsen with RFK's now-famous raccoon.

    Ben Olsen as Rambo

  • And the fans respond in-kind, as seen in this bit of tifo they unveiled for the injured Bryan Namoff, who has missed the entire season to date with a concussion.

    Jaime Moreno drums with fans

  • Then before long you'll find yourself in the basement of some guy that you only knew as "UpTheCapitalCityFc" hours before making a two-stick tifo display.

    Last word (until the next one) on Ottawa

  • Ruffini's sole medical treatise is a "Memoria sul tifo contagioso".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Fans of HV71 and visiting team Djurgarden then combined in a "tifo" style tribute, using placards to spell out Liv's name during a minute's silence.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Behind the scenes: Emerald City Supporters big opening night tifo banner

    Examiner California Headlines

  • Pregame: ECS with a tifo that says, "World domination starts here" with a picture of

    The Seattle Times

  • AEKARAENWSIS21 PANTHERS FENTAGIN SUPER ελληνικα συνθηματα football hooligans hools ultras fight violence riot fans supporter hools fight hooligans soccer riot tifo Fenerbahce - GFB

    WN.com - Business News

  • AEK AEL PAOK ARIS R21 GATE 13 PANIONIOS ORIGINAL AEKARAENWSIS21 PANTHERS FENTAGIN SUPER ελληνικα συνθηματα football hooligans hools ultras fight violence riot fans supporter hools fight hooligans soccer riot tifo Fenerbahce - GFB Besiktas - Carsi Lazio - Irriducibili Boca

    WN.com - Business News

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  • Indeed. Tifo simply means support (for a team/athlete).

    June 1, 2010

  • Funny, they claim this comes from Italian and yet our Italian friends would call any such phenomenon coreografia.

    June 1, 2010

  • A choreographed display by fans at a sporting event.

    "A beautiful sight on Saturday as the Nordecke unfurled new tifo. Another terrific photo by Sam Fahmi. http://bit.ly/a4UHJu #TheCrew"
    - @MassiveCityFFC, May 31, 2010


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tifo

    May 31, 2010