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Sift vs Yiff - What's the difference?

sift | yiff |

As verbs the difference between sift and yiff

is that sift is to sieve or strain (something) while yiff is to bark (said of foxes).

As an interjection yiff is

representing the bark of a fox (especially while mating).

As a noun yiff is

a bark.

As an acronym YIFF is

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




  • To sieve or strain (something).
  • To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving.
  • To examine (something) carefully.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 28.
  • But if we still carry on our sifting humour, and ask, What is the foundation of all conclusions from experience ? this implies a new question.
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    It immediately occurred to him to sift her on the subject of Isabella and Theodore.

    Derived terms

    * sifter


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    (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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