A petty quarrel, especially one between friends or lovers: Joanna had a tiff with her boyfriend
More example sentences
- Remember that you're too important to deal with employees' petty tiffs.
- And anyway, I'm sure they were only having a lovers' tiff!
- What if it was just a tiff between two friends today?
early 18th century (denoting a slight outburst of temper): probably of dialect origin.