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daffy

[ daf-ee ]
/ ˈdæf i /
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adjective, daf·fi·er, daf·fi·est.Informal.
silly; weak-minded; crazy.
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Origin of daffy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM daffy

daf·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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