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rif

[rif] /rɪf/
verb (used with object), riffed, riffing. Informal.
1.
to discharge (a person) from military or civil service, especially as part of an economy program.
Also, riff.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; special use of RIF

Rif

[rif] /rɪf/
noun
1.
Er
[er] /ɛr/ (Show IPA)
a mountainous coastal region in N Morocco.
Also, Riff.

RIF

[rif] /rɪf/
noun
1.
Military. a reduction in the personnel of an armed service or unit.
2.
a reduction in the number of persons employed by a business, government department, etc., especially for budgetary reasons.
Origin
R(eduction) I(n) F(orce)
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British Dictionary definitions for rif

Rif

/rɪf/
noun
1.
(pl) Rifs, Riffs, Rifis, Rif, Riff, Rifi. a member of a Berber people, inhabiting the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
2.
Also called Rifian, Riffian (ˈrɪfɪən). the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
3.
See Er Rif
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Slang definitions & phrases for rif

rif

noun
  1. A dismissal; layoff
  2. A demotion
verb
  1. To notify an employee of dismissal or layoff: when he receives his Reduction in Force letter, and he will say, ''I've been riffed''
  2. To demote: had been ''rif'd'' back to sergeants

[1953+; fr reduction in force]


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Related Abbreviations for rif

RIF

  1. reduction in force
  2. resistance-inducing factor
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