Nice try, but the final product sucks.
Kid: Mom! Dad! Check out this painting I did in class today!
Mom: It looks wonderful son!
Dad: Sigh, A for effort, I suppose.
Mom: Honey, don't be so hard on him, the painting is decent for his age.
Dad: I was talking about us.
by kpmandookid June 23, 2011
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Not the worst attempt. Perhaps if you invested a little more time and brain work, you would get something that you can actually be proud of instead of this pile of rubbish.
Boy : Hey sweetie, I got you something
Girl : Oh Wow! What did you get me?
Boy : A Brand New Star Wars T-shirt
Girl : *sigh* Oh well. A for Effort.
by Beewol January 11, 2016
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A made-up word used by TV news producers or assignment editors who should be mouth-punched; often used by people who think it's a more eloquent way of admitting fail.
"Lindsay Lohan mugshots? Oh, yeah, I'm, uh, efforting them now."

"Efforting? Only the paste-eaters in the TV department use that retardese."
by Elemenopio August 3, 2012
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a phrase used when somone cant be bothered to do something
person1: "lets call the police on those bankrobbers"
person2: "effort"

'bankrobbers continue and successfully rob the bank'
by scene-person June 4, 2005
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Something I didn't put in when writing this definition
I didn't put in effort when writing this definition
by Esa4 September 13, 2019
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A made up word used only by newscasters to show off that they're doing the job they're paid to do. A poor attempt to make the word ‘effort’ into a verb. To make it sound like something simple is tough to do, so they’re making extra effort. Often used as a stall when a report isn’t ready.
We’re efforting to get that hurricane report from the beach ready for you.
by RadioRay September 25, 2005
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Something that no one wants to hear about.
Baker: I hope you like this cake, I spent 7 hours in the kitchen preparing it.
Guest (trying to be nice): Yeah it's really good (spits it out)

Student: Please accept my research project, I stayed up all night for a week getting it done!
Professor: No, I wanted APA formatting, not MLA. You get a zero.

Guy: I did nothing these past 3 days cuz I was waiting for your call.
Girl: What's wrong with you?? Get a life!

*- Don't EVER reveal the effort you spent on something! -*
by UrbanPrick April 7, 2010
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