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Alf

[alf; Norwegian ahlf]
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noun
  1. a male given name, form of Alfred.
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Landon

[lan-duh n]
noun
  1. AlfredAlf, Moss·man [maws-muh n, mos-] /ˈmɔs mən, ˈmɒs-/, 1887–1987, U.S. politician.
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Examples from the Web for alf

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  • You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "We've been on no pleasure trip," interrupted Alf, with a sad smile.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • Alf struggled well, but he was no match for the muscles of the giant Dacotah.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • "I'll tell you what it is, old man—we've missed the way," said Alf.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • "Let's hope that it comes from a throat that has something of civilisation about it," said Alf.

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby


British Dictionary definitions for alf

alf

noun
  1. Australian derogatory an uncultivated Australian
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Word Origin

from shortening of the name Alfred

ALF

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. Animal Liberation Front
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