Tress is a related term of quiff.
As nouns the difference between tress and quiff
is that tress
is a braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet while quiff
is a puff or whiff, especially of tobacco smoke or quiff
can be (regional|slang) a trick or ploy; a stratagem or quiff
can be a hairstyle whereby the forelock is brushed and/or gelled upward, often associated with the styles of the 1950s or quiff
can be (slang) a young girl, especially as promiscuous; a prostitute.
As verbs the difference between tress and quiff
is that tress
is to braid or knot hair while quiff
is to arrange (the hair) in such a manner.
A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
(by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
To braid or knot hair.
Variant form of (whiff).
A puff or whiff, especially of tobacco smoke.
(regional, slang) A trick or ploy; a stratagem.
*1933 , (John Masefield), The Bird of Dawning :
*:It was young Mr. Abbott worked that quiff on you, sir.
Origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of (coif).
A hairstyle whereby the forelock is brushed and/or gelled upward, often associated with the styles of the 1950s.
*2012 , Tom Lamont, The Observer , 2 Sep 2012:
*:His woolly brown hair shaped into a drooping quiff , he's been sitting poolside all morning, snatching sucks on cigarettes before the waiters can tell him no, and thinking about reworking some incidental music for the band's gig tomorrow.
To arrange (the hair) in such a manner.
Probably variant of .
(slang) A young girl, especially as promiscuous; a prostitute.
*1949 , (w, John O'Hara), Rage to Live :
*:How would I get an African toothache when the closest I been to a quiff in over a month is sitting next to one?
(slang) The vulva or vagina.
*2000 , (JG Ballard), Super-Cannes , Fourth Estate 2011, p. 120:
*:Jane was drying herself in the bedroom, holding the bath towel behind her shoulders, her small breasts and childlike nipples flushed from the power jet, her quiff a barely visible thread.