daf·​fy | \ ˈda-fē How to pronounce daffy (audio) \
daffier; daffiest

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daffily \ ˈda-​fə-​lē How to pronounce daffy (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of daffy in a Sentence

The actress is starring in a daffy new comedy this summer. The book is filled with daffy characters.
Recent Examples on the Web For Hollywood oomph, Uma Thurman subbed in as the Swedish secretary, and Will Ferrell played a daffy ex-Nazi. Mara Reinstein, Vulture, 9 Dec. 2021 But to a degree, the charmingly daffy anachronistic dialogue compensates for a plot that feels like a fait accompli. Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2021 In For Your Consideration, from 2006, Coolidge is a daffy film producer. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 7 July 2021 More than once, Barbarisi must find a diplomatic way to let Beep know how daffy his latest take on a Fennian ambiguity appears to an outsider. Washington Post, 21 May 2021 The humor is not as daffy as in Edward Lear, and not as elaborate as in Lewis Carroll. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 Biden’s daffy proposal to rely on wind and solar power would gut our economy and make our energy supply weather-dependent. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 24 Oct. 2020 Just a few weeks ago, Netflix added to its teen rom-com empire with Kissing Booth 2, a lovably daffy sequel to a Joey King and Jacob Elordi classic. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 7 Aug. 2020 The process of Herschel making his own pickles — involving produce retrieved from a dumpster, salvaged jars, a converted supermarket cart and rainwater — is funny in a quaintly daffy way. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of daffy

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daffy

obsolete English daff, noun, fool

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The first known use of daffy was circa 1884

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29 Dec 2021

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“Daffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daffy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of daffy

: silly or strange often in a way that is funny


daf·​fy | \ ˈda-fē How to pronounce daffy (audio) \
daffier; daffiest

Kids Definition of daffy

: silly or oddly funny


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