(In sports) a referee.
- The amount of abuse that some players give the refs must make refs feel like sending players off just to shut them up.
- I actually found myself on the verge of boycotting the playoffs because of the refs.
- With time running out and Salford supporters screaming at the ref to blow for full time, Duffy made another break.
verb (refs, reffing, reffed)[with object]
Late 19th century: abbreviation.
Words that rhyme with refchef, clef, deaf, def, eff, Geoff, Jeff, Kiev, teff, tone-deaf
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