- a male given name, form of Jeffrey.
Examples from the Web for jeff
At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
Brother Victor had taught my brother, Jeff, the previous year with far greater success.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
Now Jeff Bezos has focused his sights on populating distant galaxies.Jeff Bezos: ‘I See Millions Working in Outer Space’
December 3, 2014
But Jeff, who began his foray into pot gastronomy as a hobby, is rapidly turning it into a full-time pot-repreneurial business.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
In an interview last week, Jeff Daniels, who plays ACN anchor Will McAvoy, talked to me about this.‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing
November 10, 2014
There was a brief shifting of eyes toward him, and a grunt from Jeff; that was all.
Take my bridle off the wall, you, Jeff, and throw it at my feet.
The red-headed fellow we call Jeff is better known to the public as Jeff Rankin.
There was a snarl; Jeff had Joe by the throat, and Joe was reaching for his gun.
But Jeff Rankin swept all argument away with a movement of his big paws.
- to downsize or close down (an organization)
- to reduce (staff numbers) or dismiss (an employee)
- to spoil or destroy ruthlessly
Word Origin and History for jeff
shortened or familiar form of masc. proper name Jeffrey; in early to mid-20c., sometimes used by U.S. blacks to indicate a Southern white hick, probably from Jeff Davis, president of the Confederate States of America.