MEANING: noun: Near future (used in the phrase “in the offing”).

ETYMOLOGY: In nautical use, offing is the part of sea visible from the shore, but beyond anchoring ground. From off (away), from of. Earliest documented use: 1600.

BFFING - expressing affection and loyalty (albeit with some hyperbole)

FFFING - conveying extreme loudness

UFFING - thinking like a beamish boy watching for a Jabberwock