Meaning: used as a less offensive substitute for the highly-offensive taboo word "fucking"
- The guy looked up from his drink and said, "Mind your own effing business, will ya!"
- The team's manager was angry and he yelled out "Stop effin' around and kick the effin' ball, will ya!"
Variety: This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Someone who uses the word "effing" is trying to be
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Contributor: Matt Errey