Biff



a blow; punch.
to hit; punch.
biffy.
Contemporary Examples

The Tony Awards Are About a Lot More Than Theatrical Excellence Janice Kaplan June 5, 2012
Billy Zane Opens Up About ‘Titanic,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and the Lost Decade Marlow Stern April 3, 2012
2012 Tony Nominations Revealed: ‘Once,’ “Salesman,’ ‘Wit,’ ‘Starcatcher,’ and More Brittany Jones-Cooper April 30, 2012

Historical Examples

The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) John McElroy
The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
A Modern Cinderella Amanda M. Douglas

noun
a blow with the fist
(Irish, school slang) a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
verb
(transitive) to give (someone) such a blow
v.

A blow with the fist; sock •Biff as the sound of a blow is attested in 1847 (1890+)
A stupid young woman (1980s+ College students)

: He wouldn’t quit, so she biffed him (1890+)
To fail; flunk (1980s+ College students)

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    noun (informal) someone, such as a sportsperson, who has a reputation for hitting hard an implement used to serve blows Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916 Various Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916 Various Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 5, 1916 Various […]



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