Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIFFED

We tiffed a little going to church, and fairly quarrelled before the bells had done ringing.

They had tiffed occasionally, and broken off the friendship, and once I believe returned letters.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, "outburst of temper," later "small quarrel" (1754), of uncertain origin; OED suggests imitative, "from the sound of a slight puff of air or gas."