Definitions for BIFFbɪf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a blow; punch.
(v.t.)to hit; punch.
Origin of biff:
1840–50, Amer.; perh. imit.
punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)
(boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
pummel, pommel, biff(verb)
strike, usually with the fist
"The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
A sudden, sharp blow or punch.
: A wipeout.
To strike such a blow.
(NZ slang) To discard; to throw out; to throw away.
: To wipeout; to faceplant; to fall.
biff is a mail notification system for UNIX.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[now rare] To notify someone of incoming mail. From the BSD utility biff(1), which was in turn named after a friendly dog who used to chase frisbees in the halls at UCB while 4.2BSD was in development. There was a legend that it had a habit of barking whenever the mailman came, but the author of biff says this is not true. No relation to B1FF.
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