Meaning of mafting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmaftɪŋ/


  • 1Northern English (of the weather or a place) uncomfortably or oppressively hot.

    ‘it's reet mafting tonight—proper sticky!’
    • ‘anyone been struggling lately in this mafting weather?’
    • ‘I swear every room in this house has secret AC except mine which is always mafting’
    1. 1.1(of a person) feeling uncomfortably hot.
      • ‘both my bedroom windows are open and I’m still mafting’


1990s origin unknown; compare earlier mafted.