[ daft, dahft ]
/ dæft, dɑft /
adjective, daft·er, daft·est.
senseless, stupid, or foolish.
Scot. merry; playful; frolicsome.
Origin of daft
before 1000; Middle English dafte uncouth, awkward; earlier, gentle, meek, Old English dæfte; cf. deft
Related formsdaft·ly, adverbdaft·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for daftly
"I'm none so daft as daftly dealt with, mother," interrupted the blacksmith.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
He daftly pulled half-a-dozen tickets from his stock and permitted me to inspect them.
British Dictionary definitions for daftly
/ (dɑːft) /
adjective mainly British
informal foolish, simple, or stupid
a slang word for insane
informal (postpositive foll by about) extremely fond (of)
slang frivolous; giddy
Derived Formsdaftly, adverbdaftness, noun
Word Origin for daft
Old English gedæfte gentle, foolish; related to Middle Low German ondaft incapable
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