[alf; Norwegian ahlf]


[lan-duh n]
  1. AlfredAlf, Moss·man [maws-muh n, mos-] /ˈmɔs mən, ˈmɒs-/, 1887–1987, U.S. politician. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of alf

Historical Examples of alf

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

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • 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

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

    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


  1. Australian derogatory an uncultivated Australian

Word Origin for alf

from shortening of the name Alfred


abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. Animal Liberation Front
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