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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEEFING

A large and favorite German apple, of first-rate quality, for culinary purposes, and very much resembling our Norfolk Beefing.

Finally he arrived, bringing the mule and feeling very much like beefing it when he got home.

"Always you're beefing about something happening what ain't going to happen, Abe," Morris retorted.

WORD ORIGIN

"to complain," slang, 1888, American English, from noun meaning "complaint" (1880s). The noun meaning "argument" is recorded from 1930s. The origin and signification are unclear; perhaps it traces to the common late 19c. complaint of U.S. soldiers about the quantity or quality of beef rations.

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