daft

  • 1 Daft — is an Old English derived word for silly, stupid, or mad, depending on context. Daft may also refer to: Daft (album), a 1986 album by Art of Noise Daft Punk, a French music duo D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes, a… …

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  • 2 daft — [ dæft ] adjective MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL 1. ) silly and not sensible or reasonable: I think it s a daft idea. don t be daft: Don t be daft of course I won t forget you. be daft enough to do something: Who would be daft enough to pay so much for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 daft´ly — daft «daft, dahft», adjective. 1. without sense or reason; silly; foolish; stupid: »Go out in this rain? You must be daft. 2. crazy; insane; mad: »to go daft …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 daft — [da:ft US dæft] adj especially BrE [: Old English; Origin: gedAfte gentle ] 1.) silly ▪ a daft idea ▪ Me, jealous? Don t be daft (=that is a silly idea) . ▪ She s as daft as a brush (=extremely silly) . 2.) be daft about sth to be extremely… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 Daft — (d[.a]ft), a. [OE. daft, deft, deft, stupid; prob. the same word as E. deft. See {Deft}.] 1. Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft. [1913 Webster] Let us think no more of this daft business Sir W. Scott. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 daft — daft; daft·berry; daft·ly; daft·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 7 daft — /daft / (say dahft) adjective 1. Colloquial lacking in commonsense; idiotic: not as daft as I look! 2. Colloquial stupid; foolish: a daft idea. 3. Chiefly British lacking mental acuity; mentally deficient. {Middle English daffte, Old English… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 8 daft — [daft] adj. [ME dafte < OE (ge)dæfte, mild, gentle (for the sense development, see CRETIN, SILLY) < IE base * dhabh , to fit > L faber, a joiner, artisan] 1. silly; foolish 2. insane; crazy 3. Scot. merry or frolicsome in a giddy way… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 daft — index lunatic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 daft — (adj.) O.E. gedæfte gentle, becoming, from P.Gmc. *gadaftjaz (Cf. O.E. daeftan to put in order, arrange, gedafen suitable; Goth. gadaban to be fit ), from PIE *dhabh to fit together. Sense progression from mild (c.1200) to dull (c.1300) to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 daft — [adj] stupid; crazy absurd, asinine, bedlamite, bonkers, cracked*, crackers*, daffy*, demented, deranged, dopey*, flaky*, foolish, fried*, giddy, half baked*, idiotic, inane, insane, in the ozone*, lunatic, mad, mental*, nuts, nutty*, off the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 daft — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ silly; foolish. ORIGIN Old English, «mild, meek» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 daft */ — UK [dɑːft] / US [dæft] adjective Word forms daft : adjective daft comparative dafter superlative daftest informal 1) silly and not sensible or reasonable I think it s a daft idea. don t be daft: Don t be daft – of course I won t forget you. be… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 daft — adjective BrE informal 1 silly or not very sensible: What a daft thing to say! | don t be daft spoken (=used to tell someone not to be silly) | as daft as a brush (=extremely silly): Jay s a nice bloke but he s as daft as a brush. 2 be daft about …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Daft.ie — Infobox Dotcom company company name = Daft Media Ltd company company type = Ltd foundation = 1997 founder = Eamonn Brian Fallon location = flagicon|Ireland| Dublin, Ireland key people = revenue = ? operating income = net income = owner = num… …

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  • 16 daft — [[t]dɑ͟ːft, dæ̱ft[/t]] dafter, daftest ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their behaviour as daft, you think that they are stupid, impractical, or rather strange. [BRIT, INFORMAL] He s not so daft as to listen to rumours... I can lose a few… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 Daft — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Daft est un mot d argot anglais qui signifie stupide. Daft est un album du groupe britannique Art of Noise. Daft Punk est un groupe français de musique… …

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  • 18 Daft — This is an English surname which is mostly associated with the Midland counties of the country. It derives from the Olde English word of the pre 7th century gedaeft meaning meek or mild, and as such it was a pre Medieval personal name of some… …

    Surnames reference

  • 19 daft — adjective; Brit.; informal 1) a daft idea Syn: absurd, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, idiotic, stupid, foolish; informal crazy; Brit.; informal barmy 2) he s really daft …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 daft — [13] Daft was not always a term of reproach. It originally meant ‘mild, gentle’, and only in late Middle English slid to ‘stupid’ (in a semantic decline perhaps paralleling that of silly, which started off as ‘happy, blessed’). Middle English… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins