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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To celebrate boisterously.
Back formation from Mafeking (now Mahikeng), a town in South Africa, where a British garrison was besieged for 217 days during the Boer War. Lifting of the siege on May 17, 1900, sparked wild celebrations in London. Earliest documented use: 1900.
“Mother, may I go and maffick,
Tear around and hinder traffic?”
Saki aka HH Munro (1870-1916).
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Style is time's fool. Form is time's student. -Stewart Brand, writer and editor (b. 14 Dec 1938)