giffgaff

1 of 2

noun

giff·​gaff
ˈgifˌgaf
plural -s
1
dialectal, British : mutual assistance : fair exchange
often used in proverbs
giffgaff makes good fellowship
2
dialectal, British : exchange of words : banter, repartee
the swift giffgaff that Kate and her lads were used to maintainNeil Munro

giffgaff

2 of 2

intransitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to bandy words : banter

Word History

Etymology

Noun

probably by alteration & reduplication from give entry 1

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“Giffgaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giffgaff. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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