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rif (third-person singular simple present rifs, present participle riffing, simple past and past participle riffed)

  1. Alternative form of RIF
    • 1991, Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges & ‎Peter J. Frost, Reframing Organizational Culture, →ISBN, page 152:
      This sense was expressed in a story about a friend who had been laid off (riffed) in a particularly uncaring manner.
    • 2003, Byron K. Simerson & ‎Michael D. McCormick, Fired, Laid Off, Out of a Job, →ISBN:
      If an employee is not given concrete and objective reasons for being riffed, it may be assumed the decision, "must have been discrimination" due to race, sex, age, ethnic background, or other wrongful basis.
    • 2014, Murray Farish, Inappropriate Behavior: Stories, →ISBN, page 151:
      People are being riffed at her company, too.

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch rif. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

rif (plural riwwe)

  1. reef

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rɪf/
  • Rhymes: -ɪf
  • (file)

NounEdit

rif n (plural riffen, diminutive rifje n)

  1. reef: a chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water

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rif n (plural reven, diminutive rifje n)

  1. (nautical) reef: an arrangement to reduce the area of a sail in a high wind

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

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rif n (genitive singular rifs, nominative plural rif)

  1. rib
  2. reef

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rif, from Proto-Germanic *ribją.

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rif n

  1. rib

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  • Swedish: rev, revben

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rif

  1. Soft mutation of rhif.