tiff

Part of speech: noun

A fit of irritation; pet.

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Usage examples "tiff":

  1. In response to which Isabelle mischievously remarked:- " So you and Conny really have had a tiff? - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  2. " No," he answered boldly, " for the pail never would have stiffened itself in a tiff, and tried to go alone." - "From Sand Hill to Pine", Bret Harte.
  3. It would almost look as if Balzac had provoked the quarrel, since, on the very evening after the tiff, he returned to Werdet's and offered to redeem all existing copyrights that the publisher held for the price of sixty- three thousand francs. - "Balzac", Frederick Lawton.