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- proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Jeffrey or Jeffery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Among printers, to play a game of chance by throwing quadrats from the hand in the manner of dice, count being kept by the number of nicked sides turned up.
- n. In circus slang, a rope: usually with a qualifying word: as, tight jeff; slack jeff. Dickens, Hard Times, vi.
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