daffadowndilly

or daf·fo·down·dil·ly

[daf-uh-doun-dil-ee]
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noun, plural daf·fa·down·dil·lies. Chiefly British Dialect.


Origin of daffadowndilly

First recorded in 1565–75; by alteration
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Historical Examples of daffadowndilly

  • Still, you look quite entertaining when you are cross: 'Diaphenia like the daffadowndilly,' you know.

    Memoirs of a Midget

    Walter de la Mare