Origin of maffickback-formation from Mafeking, where unrestrained celebration marked the successful British stand against the Boers (1900)
intransitive verbmaf·ficked, maf·fick·ing, maf·ficks Chiefly British
Origin of maffickAfter Mafeking , South Africa, town with a British garrison besieged for 217 days during the Boer War whose relief (May 17, 1900) was celebrated in London
(third-person singular simple present mafficks, present participle mafficking, simple past and past participle mafficked)
- (intransitive) To celebrate in a boisterous manner.