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[kwif] /kwɪf/

noun, plural quiff, quiffs. Slang.
a woman, especially one who is promiscuous.
[kwif] /kwɪf/
noun, British.
a lock or curl of hair brought forward over the forehead.
(Brit) a prominent tuft of hair, esp one brushed up above the forehead

“curl or lock of hair over the forehead,” 1890, originally a style among soldiers, of unknown origin. Perhaps connected with quiff “a puff or whiff of tobacco smoke” (1831, originally Southern U.S.), held to be a variant of whiff (n.).


A prostitute or promiscuous woman; roundheel: because some quiff is going to give you head

[1923+; origin obscure; probably related to the sense ”copulate,” found by 1719]


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