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giffgaff

noun giff·gaff \ˈgifˌgaf\

Definition of giffgaff

plural

-s

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  mutual assistance :  fair exchange —often used in proverbs giffgaff makes good fellowship

  2. 2 dialectal, British :  exchange of words :  banter repartee the swift giffgaff that Kate and her lads were used to maintain — Neil Munro

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Origin and Etymology of giffgaff

probably by alteration & reduplication from 1give


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giffgaff

intransitive verb giff·gaff \"\

Definition of giffgaff

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to bandy words :  banter

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