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noun 
  1. A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
  2. An average person, usually male, of no particular distinction, skill, or education, often a working or lucky .
A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember was published in 2003.
  1. A person who is deceived, as a mark or pigeon in a swindle.
She convinced the to go to her hotel room, where her henchman was waiting to rob him.
  1. (slang) A cadaver, a dead person.
  2. A person who leaves (especially a restaurant) without paying the bill.
Translations: 
  • French: macchabée
  • German: Zechpreller (1) , Steifer (2)
verb 
  1. To fail to pay money one owes, especially by departing hastily.
Realizing he had forgotten his wallet, he stiffed the taxi driver when the cab stopped for a red light.
  1. (rfv-sense) To tip ungenerously.
    • 1946, William Foote Whyte, Industry and Society, page 129
    • : We asked one girl to explain how she felt when she was "stiffed." She said, You think of all the work you've done and how you've tried to please them".
    • 2007, Mary Higgins Clark, I Heard That Song Before, page 154
    • : Then he stiffed the waiter with a cheap tip.
      1. (rfv-sense) To cheat someone.
    • 1992, Stephen Birmingham, Shades of Fortune, page 451
    • : You see, poor Nonie really was stiffed by Adolph in his will. He really stiffed her, Rose, and I really wanted to right that wrong.
Translations: 
    adjective 
    1. Of an object, rigid, hard to bend, inflexible.
    2. (context, figuratively) Of policies and rules and their application and enforcement, inflexible.
    3. Of a person, formal in behavior, unrelaxed.
    4. (colloquial) harsh, Harsh, severe.
    He was eventually caught, and given a fine.
    1. Of muscles, or parts of the body, painful, as a result of excessive, or unaccustomed excercise.
    My legs are after climbing that hill yesterday.
    Translations: 
    • German: steif, starr
      (trans-mid)
    Etymology: stif, stÄf, from (proto, Germanic, stifaz), from (proto, Indo-European, stÄpos) ( compare (term, stipare)).


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