[ naf ]
/ næf /
Chiefly British Slang.


unstylish; lacking taste; inferior.

verb (used without object)

to goof off; fool around (often followed by around or about).

Verb Phrases

naff off, go away: used as an exclamation of impatience.

Related forms

naff·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for naff


/ (næf) /


British slang inferior; in poor taste

Derived Forms

naffness, noun

Word Origin for naff

C19: perhaps back slang for fan, short for fanny
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