- to make sport; dally; play.
Origin of daff1
1525–35; v. use of daff (obsolete) a fool, Middle English daffe (noun); see daft
- Archaic. to turn or thrust aside.
- Obsolete. to doff.
Origin of daff2
First recorded in 1590–1600; alteration of doff
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Examples from the Web for daff
Historical Examples of daff
- informal short for daffodil
- (intr) mainly Scot to frolic; play the fool
Word Origin for daff
C16: from obsolete daff fool, of uncertain origin
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