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maf·fick

 (măf′ĭk)
intr.v. maf·ficked, maf·fick·ing, maf·ficks Chiefly British
To rejoice or celebrate with boisterous public demonstrations.

[After Mafeking, South Africa, town with a British garrison besieged for 217 days during the Boer War whose relief (May 17, 1900) was celebrated in London.]
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maffick

(ˈmæfɪk)
vb
(intr) archaic Brit to celebrate extravagantly and publicly
[C20: back formation from Mafeking (now Mafikeng), from the rejoicings at the relief of the siege there in 1900]
ˈmafficker n
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maf•fick

(ˈmæf ɪk)

v.i.
to celebrate with extravagant demonstrations.
[1900; from Mafikeng, taken as v. + -ing1; from the joyous celebration of the relief of the besieged city]
maf′fick•er, n.
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maffick


Past participle: mafficked
Gerund: mafficking

Imperative
maffick
maffick
Present
I maffick
you maffick
he/she/it mafficks
we maffick
you maffick
they maffick
Preterite
I mafficked
you mafficked
he/she/it mafficked
we mafficked
you mafficked
they mafficked
Present Continuous
I am mafficking
you are mafficking
he/she/it is mafficking
we are mafficking
you are mafficking
they are mafficking
Present Perfect
I have mafficked
you have mafficked
he/she/it has mafficked
we have mafficked
you have mafficked
they have mafficked
Past Continuous
I was mafficking
you were mafficking
he/she/it was mafficking
we were mafficking
you were mafficking
they were mafficking
Past Perfect
I had mafficked
you had mafficked
he/she/it had mafficked
we had mafficked
you had mafficked
they had mafficked
Future
I will maffick
you will maffick
he/she/it will maffick
we will maffick
you will maffick
they will maffick
Future Perfect
I will have mafficked
you will have mafficked
he/she/it will have mafficked
we will have mafficked
you will have mafficked
they will have mafficked
Future Continuous
I will be mafficking
you will be mafficking
he/she/it will be mafficking
we will be mafficking
you will be mafficking
they will be mafficking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mafficking
you have been mafficking
he/she/it has been mafficking
we have been mafficking
you have been mafficking
they have been mafficking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mafficking
you will have been mafficking
he/she/it will have been mafficking
we will have been mafficking
you will have been mafficking
they will have been mafficking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mafficking
you had been mafficking
he/she/it had been mafficking
we had been mafficking
you had been mafficking
they had been mafficking
Conditional
I would maffick
you would maffick
he/she/it would maffick
we would maffick
you would maffick
they would maffick
Past Conditional
I would have mafficked
you would have mafficked
he/she/it would have mafficked
we would have mafficked
you would have mafficked
they would have mafficked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in periodicals archive ?
But the Observer noted an absence of the 'mafficking' (boisterous celebrations) which characterised Armistice Day, on November 11, a year earlier, when townsfolk were terrified by the 'thunder flashes' let off by boys and youths.
According to a report in the Echo's sister title - the Western Mail - Wales "came perilously near the Mafficking type of jubilation.
According to one Western Mail report, Wales "came perilously near the Mafficking type of jubilation.
He wrote: "A seething Mafficking mass were cheering as though the cup was perched on one of the local pit heaps.
"Now we are face to face with it, and coupled with the sense of horror and of impending disaster there will be in the minds of most Englishmen some measure of relief that at last the inevitable day of reckoning has arrived, that once and for all we are to 'put this grave issue to the test.' "We want now mafficking, and no jingle talk.
The reaction when the news reached Britain was so joyful that a new word "mafficking", celebrating wildly, was coined.
How unlike that swift unlooked-for release from intolerable tension which was celebrated by the wild mafficking of November 11.
Spawned amid the "turbulent rioting over military successes" that gripped London in 1900--otherwise known as mafficking (after Mafeking, a South African town taken by British troops)--the Town type represented to Masterman "the problem of the coming years": "upon their development and action depend the future progress of the Anglo-Saxon Race" ("Realities" 7).
The Examiner said: "Perhaps Huddersfield never spent such a night of merriment." It reported "Mafficking"in the streets, with "merry parties of young folk, with piano-accordions and mouth organs" touring the town, long processions of people doing the Conga and some revellers not leaving Greenhead Park until 4am.
Nevertheless, South African War commemoration became a bit lost in the mafficking surrounding the Millennium and the Sydney Olympics, if not the Centenary of Federation.
This was a time when British military advances were hailed in unlikely quarters: a Cape landlord sympathetic to the Boers had forcibly to break up a beer-drink organised by his black tenants in celebration of the fall of Pretoria; and when Mafeking was at last relieved, black rural settlements engaged in their share of 'mafficking'.