[ alf; Norwegian ahlf ]

  1. a male given name, form of Alfred.

Words Nearby Alf Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Alf in a sentence

  • I don't mind telling you straight, Alf, I'm thinking of doing the gal a first-class honour.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
  • I suppose that really this was all that was demanded of Alf and Frank—a trifling, unexpected superfluity once in a while.

  • Alf got away a week or so later, and we all took a holiday and went down to Fremantle to see him off.

    Over the Sliprails | Henry Lawson

British Dictionary definitions for alf (1 of 2)


/ (ælf) /

  1. Australian derogatory an uncultivated Australian

Origin of alf

from shortening of the name Alfred

British Dictionary definitions for ALF (2 of 2)


abbreviation for(in Britain)
  1. Animal Liberation Front

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