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Compare Norwegian teft (a scent). See tiff (noun).


tift (plural tifts)

  1. (dated) A fit of pettishness, or slight anger; a tiff.
    • Blackwood's Magazine
      After all your fatigue you seem as ready for a tift with me as if you had newly come from church.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tift in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)