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Yiff vs Jiff - What's the difference?

yiff | jiff |

As an acronym yiff

is young, independent, freedom-minded few (compare yuppie).

As a noun jiff is

(informal) a jiffy; a moment; a short time.

As a verb jiff is

(slang) to deceive, swindle, trick.




(en interjection)
  • (onomatopoeic, apocryphal) Representing the bark of a fox (especially while mating).
  • (of a person, informal) To express happiness, to state that something is sexy.
  • Noun

  • (informal) A bark.
  • (slang, informal) The act of yiffing.
  • * '>citation
  • Of course the inverse is possible with all these possibilities, and you can be having a yiff with a partner in the room with you and be having a pleasant non-sexual conversation with another remote player through a page-conversation.
  • (slang, informal) Pornography of furries (fictional anthropomorphic animal characters).
  • Do you draw yiff ?


    (en verb)
  • (apocryphal) To bark (said of foxes).
  • (intransitive, of a person, apocryphal) To bark like a fox (especially in a sexual way).
  • (transitive, and, intransitive, slang, informal) To have sex, to mate (said of animals, especially foxes).
  • * '>citation
  • Monsters snicker at me, succubi refuse to be seen with me, my dog tries to yiff my leg, shopkeepers say ‘No shirt, no shoes, no service’.
  • * '>citation
  • And even if foxes are allowed to yiff more than once, I’d still have to wait for the vixen to come into heat.
  • * '>citation
  • Well, i’ve witnessed male foxes queueing up to yiff one of my local vixens… repeatedly!
  • (transitive, and, intransitive, slang, informal) To propose cybersex.
  • Derived terms

    * yiffy * yiffer * yiffable


    * "Yiff", A Furry Glossary * Definition of "yiff", Furtopia * LittleFox’s own explanation of the etymology of "Yiff", Everything2 , accessed on 2005-03-30 (bottom of page)


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    (en noun)
  • (informal) A jiffy; a moment; a short time.
  • * 2009 , David Jerome, Roastbeef's Promise (page 42)
  • A lady's voice answered, “Be out in a jiff .”


    (en verb)
  • (slang) to deceive, swindle, trick