daffiness


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daf·fy

 (dăf′ē)
adj. daf·fi·er, daf·fi·est Informal
1. Silly; foolish.
2. Crazy.

[From obsolete daff, fool, from Middle English daffe; probably akin to dafte, foolish; see daft.]

daf′fi·ly adv.
daf′fi·ness n.

daffiness

(ˈdæfɪnəs)
n
silliness; craziness
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