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

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 The humor is not as daffy as in Edward Lear, and not as elaborate as in Lewis Carroll. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "The Italian Genius Who Mixed Marxism and Children’s Literature," 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, "White House Report Card: ‘This is a close race,’ says pollster Zogby," 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, "You Have 10 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching," 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, "'An American Pickle': Film Review," 3 Aug. 2020 Well, no show about an ex-con motel manager and her daffy family was likely to provide stiff competition for Steel’s glamorous romances. David Canfield, EW.com, "They almost wrote Jennifer Aniston off the show?! An exclusive look at the making of Friends," 21 Aug. 2019 There’s lyricism and humor, too, especially from Medea’s tart servant Tita, and her daffy neighborhood friend, Louisa, who runs a churro cart. New York Times, "Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories," 12 July 2019 In fairness, Trump didn’t dream up this daffy idea himself: Spending at least 2% of a country’s GDP on its military has been an official NATO goal since 2006, and Trump’s not the first to suggest doubling that amount. Lindsay Koshgarian, Fortune, "Trump’s Complaints About NATO Defense Spending Don’t Add Up," 12 July 2018 Daffy Days To get people in the daffy spirit for the annual Meriden Daffodil Festival on April 28 and 29, Hubbard Park — home to about 600,000 daffs — also is hosting a pre-festival weekend April 21 and 22. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Things To Do This Week," 16 Apr. 2018

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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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16 Dec 2020

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“Daffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daffy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of daffy

US, informal : 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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