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- ‘One of these splendid titfers inevitably came loose during the athletic bowing at the end of the show, but it was quickly shoved back on, a bit low over the eyes and noticeably skew-whiff, and yet still remarkably stylish nonetheless.’
- ‘But today he is smart and Rocky-less in a titfer and green puffa jacket and tweeds.’
- ‘Thanks to her mum's Christmas gift of three hats, and an Australian customer's present of a wacky titfer, she won't have to suffer the cold when the sun does not shine.’
- ‘Judges in our Evening Press Business Awards 2000 are at the very least likely to tip their titfers in the direction of bubbly Beryl who has entered four out of the competition's eight categories.’
- ‘And this wasn't a tiny little titfer either; this was a large lilac affair with feathers and everything.’
1930s: abbreviation of rhyming slang tit for tat.
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