adjective, daft·er, daft·est.
Origin of daft
Examples from the Web for daft
Contemporary Examples of daft
He said he hoped to sell the mountain to ‘some daft Russian’ who wanted to ‘show off’.For Sale: The $3M British Mountain—With Aristocratic Family Feud Included
August 24, 2014
Daft Punk amplified the crowd in a way that changed my life and they never even left the booth.DJ Steve Aoki: To Cake or Not To Cake
August 8, 2014
Vampire Weekend, “Giving up the Gun” The ultimate motley crew: Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, Daft Punk, Lil Jon and RZA.Andrew Garfield in ‘We Exist’ and More Celebrities in Music Videos
May 18, 2014
Like, you had the Daft Punk record and then the Bruno Mars record and new records just come out.Chromeo’s Dave 1 on ‘White Women’ and Bringing Back the Funk
May 12, 2014
The daft, ecstatic EDM stomper “A Sky Full of Stars,” meanwhile, seemed destined for club ubiquity.Why Is It Cool to Hate Coldplay? A First Listen of New Album ‘Ghost Stories’
March 26, 2014
Historical Examples of daft
The daft loon wud hae bed me promise to merry him—that's a'!'Heather and Snow
"Ey, she's none so daft, is yon lass," observed the blacksmith.
"I'm none so daft as daftly dealt with, mother," interrupted the blacksmith.
But there—I must be daft to be thinkin' o' moths at such a time.The Fiery Totem
What is he thinking of to stand there gazing at her downcast face as if he were daft?Potts's Painless Cure
adjective mainly British
Word Origin for daft
Old English gedæfte "gentle, becoming," from Proto-Germanic *gadaftjaz (cf. Old English daeftan "to put in order, arrange," gedafen "suitable;" Gothic gadaban "to be fit"), from PIE *dhabh- "to fit together." Sense progression from "mild" (c.1200) to "dull" (c.1300) to "foolish" (mid-15c.) to "crazy" (1530s) probably was influenced by analogy with daffe "halfwit."