nyaff

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nyaff

(njæf)
n
Scot a small or contemptible person
[C19: perhaps imitative of the bark of a small dog]
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Little nyaffs aside, in soft plays it becomes apparent that children are only cute in small numbers.
There are still an awful lot of wee nyaffs who, as one charmingly put it on TV the other night, don't bother too much about putting their "wellies on".
WOULD bringing back National Service, as some have suggested, sort out these wee nyaffs and thugs who think that getting tore into another gang of equal inadequates is the perfect way to spend an evening?
Two wee Irish nyaffs with tidal waves on their bonces are being hailed as the stars of the National TV Awards and tipped as the next big thing.
Say what you want about Craig Revel Horriblewood and bouncing Bruno, but at least these nyaffs say something slightly provocative - even if it is made-up words.
Don't let them think they're getting to you.They're just a bunch of daft immature wee nyaffs.
So your mum will be a wee bit upset about you having sex so young - but it'll be nothing like the anger she'll feel about these nasty wee nyaffs. If she can't get them to leave you alone, then I'm afraid the only way is to contact the police.
THE way Joan Burnie described the wee scumbags as nyaffs made my day.
I used to believe bringing back National Service was the answer, but no self- respecting regiment would want this generation of nyaffs.
Then you find yourself called names, isolated and ridiculed by a crowd of over- sexed wee nyaffs who deserve to have their mouth and flies permanently sewn up.
According to the wee nyaffs behind a new book, naebody understands what many Scots are saying.
But surely in a Scottish election we could allow "nyaffs", "scunners" and "a face like a burst couch".