MEANING: noun: Advantage; benefit.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English behof (profit, need). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which is also the root of captive, capsule, chassis, cable, occupy, deceive, caitiff, captious, and gaff. Earliest documented use: around 1275.


HEHOOF - a pun that up and kicks you in the stomach (pronounced HEE-hoof or sometimes HEH-oof)

BEWOOF - in weaving, to place the crosswise threads on a loom

BEHOFF - what a Cockney does to leave quickly; equivalent of U.S. "Amscray" or "Giddaddahere!"