- a blow; punch.
verb (used with object)
- to hit; punch.
- a blow with the fist
- Irish school slang a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment
- (tr) to give (someone) such a blow
“to hit,” 1877, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). Related: Biffed; biffing. As a noun, attested from 1881.