daff

daff

1 [daf]
verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
to make sport; dally; play.

Origin:
1525–35; v. use of daff (obsolete) a fool, Middle English daffe (noun); see daft

Dictionary.com Unabridged

daff

2 [daf]
verb (used with object)
1.
Archaic. to turn or thrust aside.
2.
Obsolete. to doff.

Origin:
1590–1600; alteration of doff

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To daff
Collins
World English Dictionary
daff1 (dæf)
 
n
informal short for daffodil

daff2 (dɑːf)
 
vb
chiefly (Scot) (intr) to frolic; play the fool
 
[C16: from obsolete daff fool, of uncertain origin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature