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maffick

[ maf-ik ]
/ ˈmæf ɪk /
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verb (used without object) British.
to celebrate with extravagant public demonstrations.
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Origin of maffick

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from Mafeking, jocularly taken as gerund of verb maffick + -ing1 (the relief of the besieged city was joyously celebrated in London)

OTHER WORDS FROM maffick

maf·fick·er, noun

Words nearby maffick

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British Dictionary definitions for maffick

maffick
/ (ˈmæfɪk) /

verb
(intr) British archaic to celebrate extravagantly and publicly

Derived forms of maffick

mafficker, noun

Word Origin for maffick

C20: back formation from Mafeking (now Mafikeng), from the rejoicings at the relief of the siege there in 1900
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