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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from the sound of hitting

biff

1 verb
     
biff1
1 [transitive] old-fashioned informal to hit someone hard with your fist [= thump]:
He biffed me on the nose.
2 [intransitive] informal to fall or hit something when riding a bicycle, snowboard etc
biff noun [countable]

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