eff

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A phonetic spelling of the letter f (normally spelled ef), the initial letter of the vulgar term fuck. Compare pee.

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eff (third-person singular simple present effs, present participle effing, simple past and past participle effed)

  1. (euphemistic, slang) Fuck (the taboo swear word, but not in the sense "to copulate")
    Eff off!
    And he kept saying, "Effing this, effing that."

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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from ineffable

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

eff (third-person singular simple present effs, present participle effing, simple past and past participle effed)

  1. (neologism) To put into words; to express.
    • 2001, Paul West, Master Class: Scenes from a Fiction Workshop, page 57:
      They, no more than we, found it hard to eff the ineffable, but they, you see, needed to console themselves more.
    • 2018, Wesley J. Wildman, Effing the Ineffable: Existential Mumblings at the Limits of Language, page 83:
      It is another way of effing the ineffable, one with potentially serious practical effects.
    • 2020, Tim Vivian, Other Voices, Other Rooms: Poems, page 100:
      Douglas Adams (1952–2001), author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, puts it memorably: “Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

eff (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

eff n (genitive singular efs, plural eff)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

Declension[edit]

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative eff effið eff effini
Accusative eff effið eff effini
Dative effi effinum effum effunum
Genitive efs efsins effa effanna

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛfː]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛfː

Noun[edit]

eff

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative eff effek
accusative effet effeket
dative effnek effeknek
instrumental effel effekkel
causal-final effért effekért
translative effé effekké
terminative effig effekig
essive-formal effként effekként
essive-modal
inessive effben effekben
superessive effen effeken
adessive effnél effeknél
illative effbe effekbe
sublative effre effekre
allative effhez effekhez
elative effből effekből
delative effről effekről
ablative efftől effektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
effé effeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
efféi effekéi
Possessive forms of eff
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. effem effjeim
2nd person sing. effed effjeid
3rd person sing. effje effjei
1st person plural effünk effjeink
2nd person plural effetek effjeitek
3rd person plural effjük effjeik

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Further reading[edit]

  • eff in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2021)

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Noun[edit]

eff n (genitive singular effs, nominative plural eff)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

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Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

eff (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter F.

Inflection[edit]

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