Biffed



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

Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered Robert Shrum October 16, 2012

Historical Examples

The Man of the Forest Zane Grey
Rival Pitchers of Oakdale Morgan Scott
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
Waiting for Daylight Henry Major Tomlinson
Vacation with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed
Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins

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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