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tiff (n.)

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

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Definitions of tiff from WordNet

tiff (n.)
a quarrel about petty points;
Synonyms: bicker / bickering / spat / squabble / pettifoggery / fuss
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