Definition of titfer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪtfə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


British informal
A hat.
Example sentences
  • But today he is smart and Rocky-less in a titfer and green puffa jacket and tweeds.
  • One of these splendid titfers inevitably came loose during the athletic bowing at the end of the show, but it was quickly shoved back on, a bit low over the eyes and noticeably skew-whiff, and yet still remarkably stylish nonetheless.
  • Judges in our Evening Press Business Awards 2000 are at the very least likely to tip their titfers in the direction of bubbly Beryl who has entered four out of the competition's eight categories.


1930s: abbreviation of rhyming slang tit for tat.

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