daff
transitive verb Etymology: alteration of doff Date: 1596 1. archaic to thrust aside 2. obsolete to put off (as with an excuse)

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  • Daff — (d[.a]f), v. t. [Cf. {Doff}.] To cast aside; to put off; to doff. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Canst thou so daff me? Thou hast killed my child. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • daff — daff·ing; daff; daff·ery; …   English syllables

  • Daff — Daff, n. [See {Daft}.] A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daff — (d[.a]f), v. i. To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daff — Daff, v. t. To daunt. [Prov. Eng.] Grose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • DAFF — may refer to: Danish American Football Federation Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (disambiguation), various Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with …   Wikipedia

  • daff — ● daff ou duff nom masculin (arabe daff) Tambour dont la peau est tendue sur un cadre de bois circulaire ou carré (Afrique du Nord, Moyen Orient, Inde) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Daff — Daff, uff der; s, s <aus gleichbed. arab. daff> eine meist mit Rasselkörpern versehene, einfellige arab. Rahmentrommel, ähnlich dem ↑Tamburin …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • daff — daff1 [daf] vi. [< ME daffe, fool < dafte, DAFT] Scot. to act the part of a fool; behave playfully daff2 [daf] vt. [var. of DOFF] 1. Archaic to turn or thrust aside 2. Obs. to take off (clothes); doff …   English World dictionary

  • daff — daff1 /daf/, v.i. Scot. and North Eng. to make sport; dally; play. [1525 35; v. use of daff (obs.) a fool, ME daffe (n.); see DAFT] daff2 /daf/, v.t. 1. Archaic. to turn or thrust aside. 2. Obs. to doff. [1590 1600; alter. of DOFF] …   Universalium

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