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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.


adj, daffier or daffiest
informal another word for daft1, daft2
[C19: from obsolete daff fool; see daft]


(ˈdæf i)

adj. -fi•er, -fi•est. Informal.
silly; weak-minded; crazy.
[1880–85; obsolete daff fool]
daf′fi•ly, adv.
daf′fi•ness, n.
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Informal. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.


[ˈdæfɪ] ADJchiflado


[ˈdæfi] adj (= daft) → bébête
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