Sift vs Yiff - What's the difference?

sift | yiff |

As a verb sift

is to sieve or strain (something).

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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