effing off


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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

1943, euphemism for fuck, representing the sound of its first letter. Related: Effing.
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