1. Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor. Sipping his tiff of brandy punch.
2. A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See tift.
Origin: 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. Tuv smell, scent, taste.