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naff 1

 (năf)
adj. Chiefly British Slang
Unstylish, clichéd, or outmoded.

[Possibly of dialectal origin.]

naff′ness n.

naff 2

 (năf)
intr.v. naffed, naff·ing, naffs Chiefly British Slang
To fool around or go about: "naffing about in a tutu" (Suzanne Lowry).
Phrasal Verb:
naff off
Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.

[Origin unknown.]

naff

(næf)
adj
slang Brit inferior; in poor taste
[C19: perhaps back slang for fan, short for fanny]
ˈnaffness n
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naff

adjective (Brit. slang) bad, poor, inferior, worthless, pants (slang), duff (Brit. informal), shabby, second-rate, shoddy, low-grade, low-quality, trashy, substandard, for the birds (informal), crappy (slang), valueless, rubbishy, poxy (slang), piss-poor (slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang), strictly for the birds (informal), twopenny-halfpenny This music is really naff.
fine, excellent, superior, first-class, exceptional, high-quality, first-rate
Translations
nevkusný
slem
typerä
staromodan
趣味が悪い
구식의
värdelös
ซึ่งขาดรสนิยม
không hợp thời trang

naff

[næf] ADJ (naffer (compar) (naffest (superl))) (= in poor taste) → de mal gusto, hortera (Sp) ; (= inferior) → ordinario, inferior
naff off VI + ADV naff offvete a paseo, vete al cuerno

naff

[ˈnæf] (British) adjringard(e)
naff off
vi (British)foutre le camp
Naff off! → Foutez le camp!

naff

adj (Brit inf)
(= stupid) idea, thing to do, suggestionblöd (inf)
(= not much use) management, companylahm (inf); computer, gadget etcnutzlos; this new monitor’s a bit naffdieser neue Monitor bringts nicht (inf)or ist nicht das Wahre (inf)
(= not perceived as good style) colour, jacket, tie, design, book cover, carordinär; it looks a bit naff, doesn’t it?es sieht nicht gerade schick aus, oder?

naff

قَدِيـمُ الْطّرَازِ nevkusný slem blöd κακόγουστος hortera, inútil typerä naze staromodan grottesco 趣味が悪い 구식의 waardeloos dårlig niegustowny cafona, parolo безвкусный värdelös ซึ่งขาดรสนิยม salaş không hợp thời trang 不时髦的
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