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noun
  1. a newt, especially the eastern newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (red eft), in its immature terrestrial stage.
  2. Obsolete. a lizard.

Origin of eft1

before 1000; Middle English evet(e), Old English efete; cf. newt

eft2

[eft]
adverb Archaic.
  1. again.
  2. afterward.

Origin of eft2

before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to aft1, after

EFT

or EFTS

  1. electronic funds transfer.
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British Dictionary definitions for eft

eft1

noun
  1. a dialect or archaic name for a newt
  2. any of certain terrestrial newts, such as Diemictylus viridescens (red eft) of eastern North America

Word Origin

Old English efeta

eft2

adverb
  1. archaic
    1. again
    2. afterwards

Word Origin

Old English; see aft, after
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Word Origin and History for eft

n.

Old English efte, efeta "small lizard-like animal," of unknown origin (see newt).

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