Definition of spifflicate in English:


transitive verb

(also spiflicate)
[with object] informal, humorous
  • Treat roughly or severely; destroy.

    • ‘the mosquito was spifflicated’
    • ‘Talking of smash; I hear that Boris, in the company of one of his sons, did a fair job of spiflicating a valuable vehicle which he was ‘test driving’.’
    • ‘I reckon he missed the 100 the previous week when we absolutely spiflicated the Saints by 15 goals.’
    • ‘The 26-year-old Dane makes this ‘revelation’ sitting on the side of the ring in which he has just spiflicated sparring partner Sam Soliman, a Mundine casualty.’
    • ‘As a good Australian, spiflicating the Poms in cricket is as good as it gets.’
    • ‘Now, now, Mr Zola, if you persist in traducing me - not to mention the good Beadle - in this shameless fashion I shall spiflicate you.’



/ˈspif(ə)ləˌkāt/ /ˈspɪf(ə)ləˌkeɪt/


Mid 18th century a fanciful formation.