- a blow; punch.
- to hit; punch.
Origin of biff1
Related Words for biffknock, pound, hit, crack, punch, clout, whack, swat, smack, lick, cuff, slap, wallop, strike, thwack, wham, slug, belt, whop, roundhouse
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Contemporary Examples of biff
So soon-to-be-Spiderman Andrew Garfield should get the prize for his powerful performance as Biff in Death of a Salesman.The Tony Awards Are About a Lot More Than Theatrical Excellence
June 6, 2012
The play also stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Spiderman) as his son Biff.2012 Tony Nominations Revealed: ‘Once,’ “Salesman,’ ‘Wit,’ ‘Starcatcher,’ and More
May 1, 2012
[Laughs] I had auditioned for Biff, and everyone they liked as a runner-up became [his goon squad].Billy Zane Opens Up About ‘Titanic,’ ‘Zoolander,’ and the Lost Decade
April 4, 2012
Historical Examples of biff
After that biff on the coco I only wanted some place to crawl into.The Pagan Madonna
But honestly, Biff, did you ever see me go into a game where I was a loser in the end?
But Biff, when the problem was propounded to him, only laughed.
A second later Biff had grappled him, and together they went to the floor.
Biff Bates laughed as he clambered into the tonneau with Bobby.
- 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
Word Origin for biff
"to hit," 1877, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). Related: Biffed; biffing. As a noun, attested from 1881.