Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FEFF, n. A bad smell, a stench (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 71; Cai.9, Rs. 1950); “applied by mothers to infants troubled with wind” (Cai. 1900 E.D.D.).

[Prob. a variant, due to assimilation of the conss., of Theef, id., O.N. þefr, a smell.]

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