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spiflicate

spifflicate

/ (ˈspɪflɪˌkeɪt) /
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verb

(tr) British school slang to destroy; annihilate

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Word Origin for spiflicate

C18: a humorous coinage
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Example sentences from the Web for spiflicate

  • Aylward great villain, serve him jolly well right if Asika spiflicate him, that not Jeekie's fault.

    The Yellow God|H. Rider Haggard
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