Definition of tief in English:



[WITH OBJECT]West Indian
  • Steal (something)

    ‘people bound to tief young calf’
    no object ‘‘Look, if yer rob, or tief, or kill, or do notting bad, wat yer run for?’’
    • ‘We tief intellectual property like video tapes, DVDs, CD Roms, Software, satellite signals and copyright material.’
    • ‘This woman two seats over was trying to tief the seat next to.’
    • ‘Dr Anthony said in evidence that he can't tief it.’
    • ‘‘Last year they made me cry, because they tief everything I cultivated’ he said.’
    • ‘Workers or other Cubans who tief from the tourists, or assault tourists meet their end quickly against a brick wall with a firing squad.’
    purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift
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West Indian
  • A thief.

    ‘‘'e binna tief, Missis’’
    • ‘After all, who calls his child criminal, killer or ole tief?’
    • ‘It says dat da most prized possession of a brigand, a tief, will be taken away.’
    • ‘If there is one animal I don't like its a thief (or tief as we seh in Jamdown.)’
    • ‘Christmas is a week from today, it seems to have crept upon me like a tief in the night to rahtid.’
    • ‘Well, I must admit, like many of my fellow Jamaicans, me turn tief!’
    criminal, lawbreaker, offender, villain, black hat, delinquent, malefactor, culprit, wrongdoer, transgressor, sinner
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Representing a pronunciation of thief.