ref

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See also: Ref. and REF

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of referee

Noun[edit]

ref (plural refs)

  1. (informal) Clipping of referee.
  2. Abbreviation of reference.
  3. Abbreviation of refectory.

Verb[edit]

ref (third-person singular simple present refs, present participle reffing, simple past and past participle reffed)

  1. (informal, transitive, intransitive) To referee; to act as a referee in a sport or game.
    • 1982, Stephen King, Survivor Type
      On the block when we were growing up we called him Ronnie the Enforcer because he umped all the stickball games and reffed the hockey.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of refrigerator

Noun[edit]

ref (plural refs)

  1. (Philippines, informal) refrigerator.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ref

  1. indefinite accusative singular of refur
  2. indefinite dative singular of refur

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ref

  1. Alternative form of reif

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ref

  1. Alternative form of reven

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ref

  1. Obsolete spelling of räv

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