daft

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adjective \ˈdaft also ˈdäft\

Definition of daft

  1. 1a :  silly, foolish Don't do anything daft.b :  mad, insane … he looks at me as if I were daft. — Johanna McGeary

  2. 2 Scotland :  frivolously merry

daftly

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daftness

play \ˈdaf(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of daft in a Sentence

  1. Your idea seems a bit daft to me.

  2. She looked at us as if we'd gone daft.

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Origin and Etymology of daft

Middle English dafte gentle, stupid; akin to Old English gedæfte mild, gentle, Middle English defte deft, Old Church Slavonic podobati to be fitting



DAFT Defined for English Language Learners

daft

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Definition of daft for English Language Learners

  • : strange often in a way that is funny

  • : crazy or foolish


DAFT Defined for Kids

daft

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adjective \ˈdaft\

Definition of daft for Students

dafter

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daftest



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