and stiffed. alcohol intoxicated; dead drunk. : She knows how to stop drinking before she gets stiff.
a drunkard. : Some stiff staggered by—belching clouds of some beery smell. , The guy's a stiff, and you want to run him for mayor? Even in this town that's going too far.
dead. (Originally underworld.) : He's stiff. There's nothing that can be done.
a corpse. (Underworld.) : They pulled another stiff out of the river last night. Looks like another mob killing.
a fellow worker; a fellow tramp. (Originally hobos.) : This stiff wants some help finding a flop for the night.
to fail to tip someone who expects it. : Ya know, you can tell right away when a guy's gonna stiff you—ya just know. , I guess I get stiffed two, three times a day.
to cheat someone. : The clown selling hot dogs stiffed me for about forty cents.