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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (boxing) a blow with the fist;
- Example: "I gave him a clout on his nose"
[syn: punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug]


VERB (1)

1. strike, usually with the fist;
- Example: "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
[syn: pummel, pommel, biff]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

biff n 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose" [syn: punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug] v 1: strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators" [syn: pummel, pommel, biff]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "biff": bang, bash, bat, beating, belt, blow, bonk, bop, catch, chop, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock, crack, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, dig, ding, dint, drub, drubbing, drumming, fetch, fetch a blow, fusillade, hit, hit a clip, jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, let have it, lick, nail, paste, pelt, plunk, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slog, slosh, slug, smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, strike, strike at, stroke, swat, swing, swipe, tattoo, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, wham, whop, yerk
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

biff /bif/, vt. [now rare] To notify someone of incoming mail. From the BSD utility biff(1) , which was in turn named after a friendly dog who used to chase frisbees in the halls at UCB while 4.2BSD was in development. There was a legend that it had a habit of barking whenever the mailman came, but the author of biff says this is not true. No relation to B1FF.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

BIFF B1FF /bif/ (Or "B1FF", from Usenet) The most famous pseudo, and the prototypical newbie. Articles from BIFF are characterised by all uppercase letters sprinkled liberally with bangs, typos, "cute" misspellings (EVRY BUDY LUVS GOOD OLD BIFF CUZ HE'S A K00L DOOD AN HE RITES REEL AWESUM THINGZ IN CAPITULL LETTRS LIKE THIS!!!), use (and often misuse) of fragments of chat abbreviations, a long sig block (sometimes even a doubled sig), and unbounded naivete. BIFF posts articles using his elder brother's VIC-20. BIFF's location is a mystery, as his articles appear to come from a variety of sites. However, BITNET seems to be the most frequent origin. The theory that BIFF is a denizen of BITNET is supported by BIFF's (unfortunately invalid) electronic mail address: . [1993: Now It Can Be Told! My spies inform me that BIFF was originally created by Joe Talmadge , also the author of the infamous and much-plagiarised "Flamer's Bible". The BIFF filter he wrote was later passed to Richard Sexton, who posted BIFFisms much more widely. Versions have since been posted for the amusement of the net at large. - ESR] [Jargon File] (1997-09-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

biff /bif/ To notify someone of incoming mail. From the BSD utility "biff(1)", which was in turn named after a friendly golden Labrador who used to chase frisbees in the halls at UCB while 4.2BSD was in development (it had a well-known habit of barking whenever the mailman came). No relation to BIFF. [Jargon File]