from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A frenzied celebration of a victory, when the people of a city go wild with joy. See maffick, v.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Noisy rejoicings of a multitude.


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  • We have as yet little cause for "mafficking," but there is very little doubt that it will occur on a grandiose scale before the war is over.

    The War and the Churches

  • In South Africa the colonial teaches the islander how to shoot, and the officers muddle and blunder; while at home the street people play hysterically at mafficking, and the War Office lowers the stature for enlistment.


  • The crowds in the streets increased by hundreds of thousands, and though the police sternly put down mafficking, drunkenness and rough play abounded.


  • In my mafficking about town last night with my musician friends, one of them announced that he'd had a lung and heart imaging recently and the doc had found three spots on his lungs and that he had a heart condition.

    The Noose Around Our Necks

  • After my divorce from my #2 wife, I shillyshallied about living where I chose, mafficking about the U.S., getting divorced in Haiti and staying there 3 months, then coming back and rocking and rolling all over California, then dropping in on Texas again as I flew back to NYC to began life in NYC Volume 2, another dawning, another chance, another effort.

    From Out of the Past Come the Thundering Hoofbeats

  • Yep, Scott, we are laughing like mafficking hyenas with our noses filled with the fragrance of rotting red meat, though hopefully still juicy with blood, at ourselves, for isn't each person's life simply a character in either a badly drawn or a superdrawn cartoon?

    This Blog Is 6 Months Old TODAY...and it reads like it, too!

  • Without the squeeze of crowds, the jibes of detractors, the mad mephitic mafficking of traffic, perhaps he was both more focused and less restrained.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • There was no brag or bounce about him, no hideousness of noise or mafficking, no hatred of foreigners or cruelty of uncharity, but a grim steadfastness of determination which meant that, so far as he might, Bates would do or die.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914

  • As in depressing circumstances of a fortnight ago the House betrayed no sign of dejection or variation from resolve to see the fight out to a finish, so to-day it does not present itself in mafficking mood.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914

  • On Armistice day he quite let himself go, cackling and mafficking round the yard in a manner almost absurd.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, January 22, 1919


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  • Celebrating with boisterous public demonstrations.

    December 22, 2008

  • See maffick.

    December 22, 2008