daffy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From daff +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

daffy (comparative daffier, superlative daffiest)

  1. a little crazy
    • 1899, Willa Cather, The Westbound Train [1]
      Now I'm hungry as a Rocky Mountain lion so come, let's go and get this poor, daffy, tealess widow and wine and dine with her and make it all up.
    • 1909, Gene Stratton-Porter, A Girl of the Limberlost, ch. 1
      "You've gone so plum daffy you are forgetting your dinner," jeered her mother.
    • 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O Russet Witch!, ch. 4
      He was daffy about her and she could twist him around her little finger.

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