daffy

[ daf-ee ]
/ ˈdæf i /

adjective, daf·fi·er, daf·fi·est. Informal.

silly; weak-minded; crazy.

Nearby words

  1. daff,
  2. daffadilly,
  3. daffadowndilly,
  4. daffing,
  5. daffodil,
  6. daft,
  7. dafydd ap gruffudd,
  8. dafydd ap gwilym,
  9. dag,
  10. dagan

Origin of daffy

1880–85; daff (obsolete; see daff1) + -y1

Related formsdaf·fi·ly, adverbdaf·fi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for daffy

daffy

/ (ˈdæfɪ) /

adjective daffier or daffiest

informal another word for daft (def. 1), daft (def. 2)

Word Origin for daffy

C19: from obsolete daff fool; see daft

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Word Origin and History for daffy

daffy

adj.

1884, perhaps from daft (adj.), or from obsolete daffe "halfwit" (cf. 15c. daffish), of unknown origin. With -y (2). Related: Daffily; daffiness.

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