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Stiffed for the fee

Posted by Ward Fredericks on November 18, 2003

When someone doesn't pay their bill, the debtor may rightly complain that they were 'stiffed' for the fee, the fare, or the bill. Does anyone know the origin of that particular expression and is it a US product or is it used elsewhere in the civilized (read English speaking) world?