effing

effing
[[t]e̱fɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis)
Some people use effing to emphasize a word or phrase, especially when they are feeling angry or annoyed. [BRIT, RUDE]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • effing — adjective (only before noun) BrE spoken a rude word used to emphasize that you are angry: She s gone to effing bingo again. effing adverb see also: effing and blinding eff (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • effing — UK [ˈefɪŋ] / US adjective, adverb impolite used for emphasizing what you are saying, especially when you are angry or annoyed, but want to avoid the more offensive word fucking He was calling her an effing this, an effing that. • effing and… …   English dictionary

  • effing — ef|fing [ˈefıŋ] adj [only before noun] BrE spoken an offensive word used to emphasize that you are angry and to avoid saying the swear word ↑fucking directly ▪ She s gone to effing bingo again. →effing and blinding at ↑eff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • effing —    an oath    For fucking, used figuratively:     It wasn t a case of where s my effing breakfast. (C. Allen, 1975)    And see F …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • effing — AND F ing mod. fucking. (Usually objectionable.) □ What an effing stupid idea! □ Of all the F ing stupid things to do! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • effing — /ef ing/, adj., adv. Slang. (used as an intensifier). [1940 45; euphemism for fucking, with ef as spelled form of the name of the initial letter] * * * effing see eff v …   Useful english dictionary

  • effing and blinding — Swearing • • • Main Entry: ↑eff * * * effing and blinding phrase swearing and using rude words Thesaurus: offensive words and languagesynonym Main entry: effing * * * Brit. see …   Useful english dictionary

  • effing and blinding — Noun. Using obscenities such as expletives, usually in annoyance. See effing . E.g. I ve never seen him so angry, effing and blinding despite being a vicar …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • effing and blinding — noun swearing, cursing. Much effing and blinding could be heard from the fans when they discovered that their team had lost …   Wiktionary

  • effing and blinding — British & Australian, informal swearing angrily. I could hear Bill effing and blinding as he tried to repair the washing machine …   New idioms dictionary

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