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  • n. Plural form of stiff.


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  • Think of it -- booze-guzzlin 'stiffs that' d be afraid to mix it with a sick cat, not fit to hold the coat of any decent man, think of them a-standin 'up on their hind legs an' yellin 'an' cheerin 'me -- ME!

    Chapter 10

  • The best hunting-ground for bindle-stiffs is in the sheds, barns, lumber-yards, railroad-yards, etc., on the edges of a city, and the time for hunting is the night, when the bindle-stiff seeks these places to roll up in his blankets and sleep.

    Road-Kids and Gay-Cats

  • I dont have a lot of disposable income something like that would be pretty cool for us workin stiffs.

    Some Incidental Information

  • Well, if there's one thing we've learned from watching the UFC it's that they don't bring in no-name stiffs (see Tim Boetsch & Houston Alexander).

    Five Ounces of Pain

  • KURTZ: So in other words, the press corps seized on this unfortunate accident to vent its anger and its frustration about the whole record of the vice president and the way he also kind of stiffs the press?

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2006

  • Recruited from the lowest levels as men grade, gathered in at a slave market on the coast, herded in bunk houses alive with vermin, fully but badly fed, overflowing with blasphemy and filled with sullen hate for those above them in the social scale, the "stiffs" regarded him with distrust from the start.

    The Breaking Point

  • Quite a bunch of "stiffs" tried to ride out the overland that night, and I lost the Swede in the shuffle.

    Hoboes That Pass in the Night

  • In St. Louis they don't gather in the stranger and skin him, as they do in Chicago; but if he happens to have four dollars to invest he is regarded as having designs upon the coagulated capital of a select assortment of "stiffs," known as leading citizens.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • The hard working "stiffs" of middle class America go to work everyday, trying to make ends meet, raise their kids, hopefully have enough to send them off to college, pay the mortgage and be law abiding citizens.


  • Robbie Savage (Derby) £1. 5mMaybe not the most expensive in terms of transfer fee, but Savage was earning enough from the club to flaunt a £160,000 Mercedes at the training ground following his banishment to the 'stiffs' by former manager Paul Jewell. news feed


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