mafficker

maffick

[maf-ik]
verb (used without object) British.
to celebrate with extravagant public demonstrations.

Origin:
1895–1900; back formation from Mafeking, taken as v. + -ing1; the relief of the besieged city was joyously celebrated in London

mafficker, noun
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maffick (ˈmæfɪk)
 
vb
archaic (Brit) (intr) to celebrate extravagantly and publicly
 
[C20: back formation from Mafeking (now Mafikeng), from the rejoicings at the relief of the siege there in 1900]
 
'mafficker
 
n

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maffick
"to celebrate boisterously," 1900, from Mafficking, a nonce-verb formed punningly from Mafeking, British garrison town in South Africa whose relief on May 17, 1900, during the Boer War, was celebrated wildly in London. OED reports the word "confined to journalistic use."
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