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noun, verb (used with or without object), reffed, ref·fing. Sports Slang.
  1. referee.
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Origin of ref

First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for reffing

ref

noun
  1. informal short for referee
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Word Origin and History for reffing

ref

1899 (n.), 1929 (v.); short for referee. Related: Reffed; reffing.

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