American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To strike or punch.
- n. A blow or punch.
- n. Upper Midwest Variant of biffy.
- From English biff, interjection, probably of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The next instant, before she could prance away again, the _other_ end of that slim, black tip swung out of the branch and whipped itself round and round her body, and a black head, with sharp fangs in it, hit her _biff, biff, biff_! on the nose.”
“Now, like biff is proclaiming, I dont have any homophobic tendencies.”
“I guess we have a new cvillenesian, folks! biff is creating what seems to be "forums within forums".”
“All of these properties are also stored in the folder cache (nsIMsgFolderCache) to avoid opening up all of the databases just to figure out how many unread messages are in each folder. nsIMsgAccountManager and nsIMsgBiffManager are two managers that handle account creation and the periodic mail download (generally called biff), respectively.”
“He calls himself "biff" – what do you expect from him, an original thought or something?”
“I think it was "biff" who made that conclusion based on being online about the same time of day.”
“Central Powers no end of a "biff" in this particular quarter.”
“An example: there's bus ads for shows like Nurse Jackie with the slogan "Our heroes have more fun" complete with "biff" "bam" and "pow" sound effects on the images.”
“This is a rare intrusion of 'biff' in a contest that has seen Brash say he did not go hard at Clark in a televised debate because she was a woman.”
“About: KBiff is a KDE "biff" or new mail notification utility.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘biff’.
"Woosterisms" as heard from the character " Wooster" in P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves and Wooster" stories.
Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
A neat list of sound effects that come in handy when you try to describe how Adam West is beating up Superman.
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favourite word" and adds it to this list.
bumwank, calamity, recalcitrant, gayenese, jeeze, nonsense, flabbergasted, juxtapose, procrastinating, ossanity, biffing, loser and 1972 more...
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
... as in "by James Joyce"
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words ending in double F
Sound effects from the show. Swiped from here: http://www.batmania.com.ar/paginas/serie_onomatopeyas_cantidad.htm
Onomatopoeic words (particularly for fights)
Looking for tweets for biff.