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daffy

[daf-ee] /ˈdæf i/
adjective, daffier, daffiest. Informal.
1.
silly; weak-minded; crazy.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; daff (obsolete; see daff1) + -y1
Related forms
daffily, adverb
daffiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for daffiness

daffy

/ˈdæfɪ/
adjective daffier, daffiest
1.
(informal) another word for daft (sense 1), daft (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from obsolete daff fool; see daft
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Word Origin and History for daffiness

daffy

adj.

1884, perhaps from daft (adj.), or from obsolete daffe "halfwit" (cf. 15c. daffish), of unknown origin. With -y (2). Related: Daffily; daffiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for daffiness

daffy

adjective

Crazy; nuts: He tries to convince her that she is not daffy

Related Terms

stir-crazy

[1884+; fr British dialect daff, ''fool, simpleton''; daffish is attested fr the 15th century]


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