Definition of eft in English:



  • 1dialect A newt.

    ‘Most migrations of efts reported in the northeastern Unites States occur in both spring and fall (April and May and August to October).’
    1. 1.1Zoology The juvenile stage of a newt.
      • ‘Eastern newts have three stages of life: the aquatic larva or tadpole, the red eft or terrestrial juvenile stage, and the aquatic adult.’
      • ‘These newts are born in the water like most newts, then the red eft emerges from the water and lives on land for a season before returning to the water.’
      • ‘On a recent pond survey at Logan's Meadow a large number of Eft's have been found.’


Old English efeta, of unknown origin. Compare with newt.