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?
quarrel, squabble, row, argument, fight, contretemps, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out, dispute, disputation, contention, clash, altercation, shouting match, exchange, war of words;
Irish , North American , & Australian donnybrook
North American informalrhubarb
Scottish archaicthreap, collieshangie
Early 18th century (denoting a slight outburst of temper): probably of dialect origin.
Words that rhyme with tiffbiff, cliff, glyph, if, kif, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, whiff
1990s: acronym from tagged image file format.
Definition of tiff in:
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