The first appearance of the character was in the short Porky's Duck Hunt in 1937.
- A fictional anthropomorphic black duck in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons by Warner Bros.
- (usually used attributively) A duck, comical especially for lisping voice or zany behavior.
1987 October 7, “HERE'S FRESH NEWS: EVERTHING IS JUST DUCKY AT OREGON”, in Dallas Morning News:
- At Utah, the Utes are sporting a Daffy Duck offense. The linemen come out of the huddle and go to one side of the field. A wide receiver snaps to the quarterback...
1989 February 12, “Coots-Feathered Variety-Draw Curses, Gunfire in Orange County”, in Los Angeles Times:
- A coot-covered lake looks something like a Daffy Duck convention.
- 1993, Vernon Lionel Shetley, "John Ashbery's Difficulty", After the Death of Poetry, page 127
- This closing section sports a number of inversions (e.g., "bivouac we") reminiscent of the verbal habits of the Daffy Duck voice, yet this ending seems very different in tone from the broadly ironic opening.
1996 February 8, Dallas Morning News:
- Me, I just kind of moved along in a Daffy Duck shuffle.
1996, Joseph R. Garber, Vertical Run, page 30:
- His inner voice, his guardian angel sneered in a Daffy Duck voice, Of courth you realithe thith meanth war […]
2000 November 10, “Recount is the talk of the town”, in San Diego Union-Tribune:
- "Instead of a lame-duck Congress," Wilson lamented, "it's a Daffy Duck election." Edward Bodge said it is time to do away with the Electoral College.
2000, Gene Brewer, K-PAX, page 243:
- "Yeth thir?" in his Daffy Duck voice. I thought: He's been hanging around Milton too long
a comical duck
- Example of Daffy Duck voice at YouTube