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

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


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

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

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • For you, personally, I haff no great objection, except that you are an Englishman.

    On the Road to Bagdad

    F. S. Brereton