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eff

[ ef ]
/ ɛf /
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verb (used with or without object), interjection
fuck: Stop effing around and get to work!Eff you, you lout!
noun
the word “fuck”; the f-word: peppering his speech with superfluous and highly offensive effs.
Verb Phrases
eff off, Go away!: Eff off and die, you piece of Martian scum!
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Origin of eff

1940–45; euphemism for fuck, with eff as spelled form of the name of the initial letter

Other definitions for eff (2 of 2)

eff.

abbreviation
efficient, efficiency.
effective, effectiveness.
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British Dictionary definitions for eff

eff
/ (ɛf) /

verb
euphemism for fuck taboo eff off
eff and blind slang to use obscene language

Derived forms of eff

effing, noun, adjective, adverb
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