- a blow; punch.
- to hit; punch.
Origin of biff1
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; perhaps imitative
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Examples from the Web for biffed
He biffed and blathered; no one will recall what he said other than the cliche he offered up that “these are different times.”Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered
October 17, 2012
I own up I was surprised when I heard how the Porters had biffed him.Rival Pitchers of Oakdale
"He tried to yank her off an' she biffed him," replied Wilson.The Man of the Forest
Ef we all biffed you now, these same men you've been so dead anxious to kill 'u'd call us off.The Day's Work, Volume 1
"Biffed 'im on the 'ead wiv the 'andle," corroborated the boy in a toneless voice.Mrs. Bindle
We reached the landing where the boats were anchored and as Dum had not biffed Mabel, I suppose her prayer was answered.Vacation with the Tucker Twins
- 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
C20: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for biffed
"to hit," 1877, imitative (as a sound effect, from 1847). Related: Biffed; biffing. As a noun, attested from 1881.
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