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aff

[af] /æf/
preposition, adverb, Scot.
1.
off.

aff.

2.
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  • Eh, gien they wad but stick i' my shune, and gang wi' them whan I pu' them aff!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • It's aff with her apron and on with her bonnet, iv'ry chance.

  • The straw was aff the handle, an' my father mended it wi' strings.'

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Gin ye're no willin' to say saxpence, I'm aff to Will'um Pyatt's.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • He's left the plow-tail an's aff to Edinburgh to mak' his fame an' fortune.'

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • I brought him aff the moor for God's sake, and he begins to bite the bairns.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • It's a lamb at the up-takin', but an auld sheep or ye get it aff.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I sent her aff like ane o' Samson's foxes, wi' a firebrand at her tail.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • "But look at the money ye're makin' aff your room," said her husband.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for aff

aff

/æf/
adverb
1.
off
preposition
2.
off
3.
from; out of
Word Origin
Old English of; Old Norse af
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