jaffa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Jaffa, an ancient port city in Israel from where the oranges were exported.

Noun[edit]

jaffa (plural jaffas)

  1. A type of sweet orange, normally seedless.
  2. (slang) An impotent or infertile male. The term comes from the "seedless" orange
    "I've heard he's a jaffa."
  3. (cricket) A ball that is very difficult for the batsman to hit because it moves erratically either through the air or off the pitch
  4. (New Zealand) A type of confectionery consisting of a sphere of chocolate in a red casing.