daff

verb

daffed; daffing; daffs

transitive verb

1
archaic : to thrust aside
2
obsolete : to put off (as with an excuse)

Word History

Etymology

alteration of doff

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of daff was in 1596

Dictionary Entries Near daff

Cite this Entry

“Daff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daff. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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