Chiefly Brit. to celebrate in an exuberant, unrestrained manner
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
To rejoice or celebrate with boisterous public demonstrations.
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.