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quiff Syllabification: quiff

Definition of quiff in English:


chiefly British
A piece of hair, especially on a man, brushed upward and backward from the forehead.
Example sentences
  • The second man was about 5ft 5in, in his mid 20s, of slim build and with black hair in a quiff.
  • A slip of a man, he is a little bit glam, a little bit rock 'n' roll and he sports a rooster-type quiff hairdo.
  • A South African man with a big floppy quiff is ordering a very complex lunch.


Late 19th century (originally denoting a lock of hair plastered down on the forehead, especially as worn by soldiers): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with quiff

biff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff
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