bedaff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bedaffen, bidaffen, equivalent to be- +‎ daff.

Verb[edit]

bedaff (third-person singular simple present bedaffs, present participle bedaffing, simple past bedaffed, past participle bedaffed or bedaft)

  1. (transitive) To befool; make a fool of.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To confound or stupefy.

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