biffing

biff

1 [bif] Slang.
noun
1.
a blow; punch.
verb (used with object)
2.
to hit; punch.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; perhaps imitative

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biff (bɪf)
 
n
1.  a blow with the fist
2.  school slang (Irish) a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
 
vb
3.  (tr) to give (someone) such a blow
 
[C20: probably of imitative origin]

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biff
"to hit," 1888, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). As a noun, attested from 1889.
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