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  • v. Present participle of jeff.
  • n. A dice game played with em quads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game of chance played by type-setters. See jeef, verb


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  • Never mind for now the argument that players ought to get into as much trouble for verbally abusing a referee as a camera, and ignore for the moment attention-seeking police officers claiming without much corroboration that they lock people up for effing and jeffing in the street.

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  • Upon boycotting a World Cup training session in protest at Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from their ranks for effing and jeffing at Raymond Domenech during a half-time bust-up, the France squad needed to find a suitably gullible and willing stooge to read out their suicide note to the cameras.

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  • Needless to say, Britney Spears blames all this sudden effing and jeffing on the fact that the kids have been primarily raised by Kevin Federline.

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  • Spartacus himself may have few redeeming features, and it's still a giddy mess of explosive gore, effing and jeffing, nudity and CGI, but, by the gods, in a rough-hewn manner, it works.

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  • I remember 2 guys in an ambulance getting bollocked for being on the same road as the Challengers with much effing and jeffing in a scotch accent.

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  • I actually meant the sergeant was effing and jeffing at my JS whilst i was listening and knew i was listening and also knew my JS was feeling crap, I thought they put the welfare of the JS first and if they were feeling down would do everything in there power to guide them etc etc not make em feel worse!

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  • She was effing and jeffing like a fishwife until I interrupted: "Have you ever thought of wearing a different colour?

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  • (noun) - Throwing with quads metal pieces of type. One takes up the quads, shakes them, and throws them after the manner of throwing dice. When the number of quads with the nicks appearing uppermost are counted, the highest thrower being the winner. --John Southward's Dictionary of Typography, 1875

    February 5, 2018

  • "A game of chance played by type-setters. See jeef, verb."

    - Century Dictionary

    (Note that "jeef" is probably "jeff.")

    August 10, 2010