biff vs pummel what difference

what is difference between biff and pummel

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪf/
  • Rhymes: -ɪf

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Noun

biff (plural biffs)

  1. (informal) A sudden, sharp blow or punch.
  2. (informal, sports) A wipeout.

Verb

biff (third-person singular simple present biffs, present participle biffing, simple past and past participle biffed)

  1. (informal, transitive) To punch or hit.
  2. (New Zealand, slang, transitive) To discard; to throw out; to throw away.
  3. (informal, sports) To wipe out; to faceplant; to fall.

Interjection

biff

  1. The sound of a person being punched or hit.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old French boef, via English beef

Noun

biff m (definite singular biffen, indefinite plural biffer, definite plural biffene)

  1. a steak (slice of beef)

References

  • “biff” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old French boef, via English beef

Noun

biff m (definite singular biffen, indefinite plural biffar, definite plural biffane)

  1. a steak (slice of beef)

References

  • “biff” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


English

Etymology

Alteration of pommel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʌməl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌməl
  • Hyphenation: pum‧mel

Verb

pummel (third-person singular simple present pummels, present participle (UK) pummelling or (US) pummeling, simple past and past participle (UK) pummelled or (US) pummeled)

  1. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.

Translations

Noun

pummel (plural pummels)

  1. Alternative form of pommel

Dutch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʏ.məl/
  • Hyphenation: pum‧mel
  • Rhymes: -ʏməl

Noun

pummel m (plural pummels, diminutive pummeltje n)

  1. (derogatory) bumpkin (unsophisticated person, usually male)

Derived terms

  • boerenpummel

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