[ ef ]
/ ɛf /
verb (used with or without object), interjection
fuck: Stop effing around and get to work!Eff you, you lout!
the word “fuck”; the f-word: peppering his speech with superfluous and highly offensive effs.
eff off, Go away!: Eff off and die, you piece of Martian scum!
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of eff
1940–45; euphemism for fuck, with eff as spelled form of the name of the initial letter
Definition for eff (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for eff
/ (ɛf) /
euphemism for fuck taboo eff off
eff and blind slang to use obscene language
Derived forms of effeffing, noun, adjective, adverb
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