haff

n.

also haaf, Baltic lagoon, separated from open sea by a sandbar, German, from Middle Low German haf "sea," related to Old Norse, Swedish haf "the sea, especially "the high sea," Danish hav, Old Frisian hef, Old English hæf "sea," perhaps literally "the rising one," and related to the root of heave.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for haff

Historical Examples of haff

  • So I proposed a plan, and I haff der honor of carrying it out.

    Invasion

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • "If I haff not killed you, you hear me," the voice chuckled.

    Invasion

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • And now I haff destroyed your phones so you can no longer chat with them.

    Invasion

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • Everybody was now half and half, or, as Tudie vividly spoke it, "haff and hahf."

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • But you are an obstacle; for years you haff been an obstacle in my path—in the path of Germany.

    On the Road to Bagdad

    F. S. Brereton