adjective, daft·er, daft·est.
Origin of daft
Related Words for dafterabsurd, asinine, bonkers, cracked, crackers, daffy, demented, deranged, dopey, flaky, foolish, giddy, half-baked, idiotic, inane, insane, lunatic, mad, mental, nuts
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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."