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eff

[ef] Slang.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), interjection
1.
fuck: Stop effing around and get to work! Eff you, you lout!
noun
2.
the word “fuck”; the f-word: peppering his speech with superfluous and highly offensive effs.
Verb phrases
3.
eff off, Go away!: Eff off and die, you piece of Martian scum!

Origin:
1940–45; euphemism for fuck, with eff as spelled form of the name of the initial letter

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eff (ɛf)
 
vb
1.  euphemism for fuck : eff off
2.  slang eff and blind to use obscene language
 
'effing
 
n, —adj, —adv

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Word Origin & History

eff
1943, euphemism for fuck, representing the sound of its first letter. Related: Effing.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
EFF
  1. Electronic Frontier Foundation

  2. [National Weather Service] Experimental Forecast Facility

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