- Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor."Sipping his tiffof brandy punch." [Sir W. Scott.]
- A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See Tift.
Etymology: Originally, a sniff, sniffing; cf. Icel. �efr a smell, �efa to sniff, Norw. tev a drawing in of the breath, teva to sniff, smell, dial. Sw. tüv smell, scent, taste