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[def] /dɛf/
adjective
1.
Slang. excellent:
That hip-hop record is def!
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85, Americanism; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for deffer

def

/dɛf/
adjective
1.
(slang) very good, esp of hip-hop
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from definitive
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Word Origin and History for deffer

def

adj.

"excellent," first recorded 1979 in Black English, perhaps a shortened form of definite, or from a Jamaican variant of death.

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deffer in Medicine

def abbr.
decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for deciduous teeth)

DEF abbr.
decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for permanent teeth)

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Slang definitions & phrases for deffer

def

adjective

Excellent; wonderful; cool, rad: She is really def/ He's got a def girlfriend

[1983+ Black; origin uncertain; perhaps fr black English (Jamaican) pronunciation of death, where the semantics would resemble those of killer, murder, etc; certainly interpreted by many as a shortening of definite]


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Related Abbreviations for deffer

def

  1. definite
  2. definitely
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