The usage of this term originated in the pubs of Peterborough in the late 90's / early '00's and was born following a dispute over the winnings from a fruit machine. One individual had inserted a large sum of money in a fruit machine and when said individual ran out of money he went to the bar to change a ten pound note. Whilst getting his change, a 'friend' of this individual put a small amount of his own money into the same fruit machine scooping a rather sieable jackpot (none of which was shared with the individual who had put in a large sum of money). The resulting conversation went something like this:
"No I didn't"
"You cunt! You malice cunt. You maliced me."
Malice has been used ever since and has evolved into a word that can be used in conjunction with anything bad or untoward occurring.
"John fell down the stairs this morning"
"Malice. Is he ok?"
"John's parents split up last week"
"Malice. What's his mum's number?"
"Fancy a pint this evening, John?"
Dick: Caution!! That girl is a malice! She will feed you your own balls if you piss her off!!!
A synonym for: melee
Originally defined as a term to describe hatred, spite, ill will, and so on, the term has gained a broadened definition since the advent of Microsoft's Halo.
The term seemed to hold more meaning to some in terms of hitting or attacking up close as opposed to the much more common use of melee. Malice, for whatever reason, has been adopted to mean 'hit or beat.'
Since Halo, this term's new meaning gradually began expanding to realms outside of Halo.
Well, this guy was being a jerk to me so I maliced him in the face with the telephone!