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naff

[naf] /næf/
adjective
1.
unstylish; lacking taste; inferior.
verb (used without object)
2.
to goof off; fool around (often followed by around or about).
Verb phrases
3.
naff off, go away: used as an exclamation of impatience.
Related forms
naffness, noun
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Examples for naff
  • The jokes he makes in his high-camp nasal voice are too naff for reproduction in an upmarket newspaper.
  • He is so old-, so former-fashioned that he likes naff songs which actually predate him.
British Dictionary definitions for naff

naff

/næf/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) inferior; in poor taste
Derived Forms
naffness, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps back slang for fan, short for fanny
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Slang definitions & phrases for naff

naff

adjective

Not very good; lacking taste or style (1966+)


naff

interjection

Get away

verb phrase

(also about)To goof off, fool around

[1959+; British euphemism for fuck off]


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