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tiffin

[tif-in] /ˈtɪf ɪn/ British Informal.
noun
1.
verb (used without object)
2.
to eat lunch.
verb (used with object)
3.
to provide lunch for; serve lunch to.
Origin of tiffin
1775-1785
1775-85; variant of *tiffing, equivalent to tiff (obsolete) to sip, drink + -ing1

Tiffin

[tif-in] /ˈtɪf ɪn/
noun
1.
a city in N Ohio.
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tiffin

/ˈtɪfɪn/
noun
1.
(in India) a light meal, esp one taken at midday
Word Origin
C18: probably from obsolete tiffing, from tiff to sip
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