spiff

spiff

1 [spif]
verb (used with object) Informal.
to make spiffy (usually followed by up ): Let's spiff up this office with new furniture.

Origin:
1875–80; perhaps v. use of dial. spiff well-dressed; see spiffy

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spiff

2 [spif] Slang.
noun
1.
a bonus or other form of remuneration given to retail salespeople for promoting the products of a particular manufacturer.
verb (used with object)
2.
to reward (a salesperson) with a spiff.

Origin:
1855–60; origin uncertain

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  1. n.
    extra money paid to a salesperson to sell certain merchandise aggressively. (See also push money.) : The manufacturer supplied a little spiff that even the store manager didn't know about.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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