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daffing

[daf-ing] /ˈdæf ɪŋ/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
merriment; playful behavior; foolishness.
2.
Archaic. insanity.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; daff1 + -ing1

daff1

[daf] /dæf/
verb (used without object), Scot. and North England
1.
to make sport; dally; play.
Origin
1525-35; v. use of daff (obsolete) a fool, Middle English daffe (noun); see daft

daff2

[daf] /dæf/
verb (used with object)
1.
Archaic. to turn or thrust aside.
2.
Obsolete. to doff.
Origin
1590-1600; alteration of doff
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British Dictionary definitions for daffing

daff1

/dæf/
noun
1.
(informal) short for daffodil

daff2

/dɑːf/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (mainly Scot) to frolic; play the fool
Word Origin
C16: from obsolete daff fool, of uncertain origin
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