- a slight or petty quarrel.
- a slight fit of annoyance, bad mood, or the like.
verb (used without object)
- to have a petty quarrel.
- to be in a tiff.
- a petty quarrel
- a fit of ill humour
- (intr) to have or be in a tiff
- archaic a small draught of alcoholic drink; dram
n.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.”