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Tiff   /tɪf/   Listen

A quarrel about petty points.  Synonyms: bicker, bickering, fuss, pettifoggery, spat, squabble.

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"Tiff" Quotes from Famous Books

... This first tiff between the two old comrades might have grown into something more serious, but for the fortunate interruption caused by the ostentatious approach of Colonel Titus and another one of the court retinue from ...
— Roads of Destiny • O. Henry

... "this is certainly some love tiff. I noticed yesterday that you bit your lips while you looked from under your eyebrows at a certain little girl; I saw that she too had a sour expression. I know all that nonsense; when a pair of children ...
— Pan Tadeusz • Adam Mickiewicz

... bear's meat which he had brought were quickly purchased at a price that well pleased him. Then he sat down for a rest and a smoke in the kitchen. Of course he had his usual tiff with Mary, the nurse, who was very jealous of him because he had so won the love and confidence of the children. Souwanas was greatly amused at her jealousy of him, especially since he was told by one ...
— Algonquin Indian Tales • Egerton R. Young

... George. Dah!" he cried, as he placed the vicious little insect between his teeth, and bit it in two. "You no bite young massa 'gain. How you like be bite, sah? Make you feel dicklus, eh? Oh! Ugh! Tiff! Tiff! Tiff! Oh, um do ...
— Mass' George - A Boy's Adventures in the Old Savannah • George Manville Fenn

... "Now you shall be Kitty, and we will—-we will shake hands and be friends, and eat an apple together. Kitty and I always do that when we have had a tiff." ...
— Hildegarde's Neighbors • Laura E. Richards

... like that! If we did not quarrel, there would be no making-up. I remember papa and mamma making-up their little tiffs, and they seemed to be very happy about it—and to love each other ever so much better for the tiff and the make-up. I think we must have little quarrels, Sunna; and then, long, long, ...
— An Orkney Maid • Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

... you please for me, Master Thady. Why you seem to have got out of bed the wrong side this morning; or have you and Keegan been striking up some new tiff about the 'rints?'" ...
— The Macdermots of Ballycloran • Anthony Trollope

... breach, rupture, dispute, dissension, bickering, wrangle, broil, squabble, row, rumpus, ruction, spat, tiff, fuss, jar, feud.> ...
— The Century Vocabulary Builder • Creever & Bachelor

Words linked to "Tiff" :   wrangle, words, row, dustup, quarrel, run-in

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