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[bif] /bɪf/
noun
1.
a blow; punch.
verb (used with object)
2.
to hit; punch.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; perhaps imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for biffing

biff

/bɪf/
noun
1.
a blow with the fist
2.
(Irish, school slang) a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
verb
3.
(transitive) to give (someone) such a blow
Word Origin
C20: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for biffing

biff

v.

"to hit," 1877, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). Related: Biffed; biffing. As a noun, attested from 1881.

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Slang definitions & phrases for biffing

biff

noun
  1. A blow with the fist; sock •Biff as the sound of a blow is attested in 1847 (1890+)
  2. A stupid young woman (1980s+ College students)
verb
  1. : He wouldn't quit, so she biffed him (1890+)
  2. To fail; flunk (1980s+ College students)

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