biff


noun

  1. a blow; punch.

verb (used with object)

  1. to hit; punch.

noun

  1. biffy.

noun

  1. a blow with the fist
  2. Irish school slang a blow to the palm of the hand with a strap or cane as a punishment

verb

  1. (tr) to give (someone) such a blow
v.

“to hit,” 1877, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). Related: Biffed; biffing. As a noun, attested from 1881.

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