adjective, daft·er, daft·est.
Origin of daft
Examples from the Web for 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|Tom Sykes|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Daft Punk amplified the crowd in a way that changed my life and they never even left the booth.
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|Marina Watts|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Melissa Leon|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Andrew Romano|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poor Miss Barnicroft” she was generally called, though Andrew spoke less politely of her as the “daft lady.Penelope and the Others|Amy Walton
The Daft Committee, including its Chairman, was much impressed.The Old Tobacco Shop|William Bowen
Will Hamilton, the "daft man o' Ayr," was once hanging about the vicinity of a loch, which was partially frozen.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
Beg pardon, Mr Brail, but let abee for let abee with mad dogs and daft folk, is an auld but a very true adage.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
The daft one held up his fingers, but to do so had to thrust a cake into his mouth.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for daft
adjective mainly British
Word Origin for daft
Word Origin and History 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."