- to celebrate with extravagant public demonstrations.
Origin of maffick
Examples from the Web for mafficking
Historical Examples of mafficking
But after all, "mafficking" is not unknown in civilized countries.Anthropology
Here there is no mafficking over victories, there are no hymns of hate.The War and the Churches
It was noticed over and over again that there was no "mafficking" over successes in the Great War.Stories That Words Tell Us
On Armistice day he quite let himself go, cackling and mafficking round the yard in a manner almost absurd.
The streets were thronged with the true happiness in the peoples eyes, and there was no mafficking no horse-play, but such fun.An Autobiography
- (intr) British archaic to celebrate extravagantly and publicly
Word Origin for maffick
"to celebrate boisterously," 1900, from Mafficking, a nonce-verb formed punningly from Mafeking, British garrison town in South Africa whose relief on May 17, 1900, during the Boer War, was celebrated wildly in London. OED reports the word "confined to journalistic use." By now it might as well write, "confined to dictionaries." The place name (properly Mafikeng) is from Tswana and is said to mean "place of rocks," from mafika, plural of lefika "rock, cliff" + -eng "place of."