adjective, daft·er, daft·est.
Origin of daft
Related Words for daftnessmadness, silliness, craziness, absurdity, indiscretion, foolishness, recklessness, idiocy, stupidity, lunacy, inanity, fatuity, vice, triviality, imprudence, imbecility, impracticality, irrationality, senselessness, rashness
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."