[ ref ]
/ rɛf /
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noun, verb (used with or without object), reffed, ref·fing.Sports Slang.
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Origin of ref
First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening
Definition for ref (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for ref (1 of 2)
/ (rɛf) /
informal short for referee
British Dictionary definitions for ref (2 of 2)
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