adj.Gloss: Laid off via a reduction in force (RIF). «TUSD rehires 88% of riffed teachers […] Last spring TUSD gave pink slips to 562 teachers.  This summer it rehired 498 of them.» —“TUSD rehires 88% of riffed teachers” KVOA-TV (Tucson, Arizona) Aug. 13, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Ben Zimmer says:

    Goes back to 1953 at least…

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