giff-gaff

 unpremeditated discourse. Giff-gaff makes good-fellowship. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • giff-gaff — /gifˈgafˈ/ (Scot) noun Give and take ORIGIN: ↑give1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • giff — giff·gaff; …   English syllables

  • gaff — gaff·kya; gaff·sail; shan·dy·gaff; gaff; giff·gaff; …   English syllables

  • giffgaff — giff·gaff …   English syllables

  • Giffgaff — Giff gaff, n. [Reduplicated fr. give.] Mutual accommodation; mutual giving. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gyf — gyf(fe, gyffe gaffe obs. ff. gif conj., giff gaff …   Useful english dictionary

  • gyffe — gyf(fe, gyffe gaffe obs. ff. gif conj., giff gaff …   Useful english dictionary

  • gyffe-gaffe — gyf(fe, gyffe gaffe obs. ff. gif conj., giff gaff …   Useful english dictionary

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