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daffing

[ daf-ing ]
/ ˈdæf ɪŋ /
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noun Scot. and North England.
merriment; playful behavior; foolishness.
Archaic. insanity.
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Origin of daffing

First recorded in 1525–35; daff1 + -ing1
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