eft

noun
\ ˈeft How to pronounce eft (audio) \

Definition of eft

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: newt especially : the terrestrial phase of a predominantly aquatic newt
variants: or EFTS

Definition of EFT (Entry 2 of 2)

electronic funds transfer (system)

First Known Use of eft

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eft

Noun

Middle English evete, ewte, from Old English efete

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The first known use of eft was before the 12th century

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“Eft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eft. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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