tiff

[tif]
noun
1.
a slight or petty quarrel.
2.
a slight fit of annoyance, bad mood, or the like.
verb (used without object)
3.
to have a petty quarrel.
4.
to be in a tiff.

Origin:
1720–30; origin uncertain


1. spat, scrap, misunderstanding, difference.
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tiff1 (tɪf)
 
n
1.  a petty quarrel
2.  a fit of ill humour
 
vb
3.  (intr) to have or be in a tiff
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

tiff2 (tɪf)
 
n
archaic a small draught of alcoholic drink; dram
 
[C18: see tiffin]

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tiff
1727, "outburst of temper," later "small quarrel" (1754), of uncertain origin; OED suggests onomatopoeic, "from the sound of a slight puff of air or gas."
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