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Etymology 1[edit]

From daff +‎ -y.


daffy (comparative daffier, superlative daffiest)

  1. (colloquial) Somewhat mad or eccentric.
    Synonyms: crazy, nutty, wacky
    • 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.

Etymology 2[edit]


daffy (plural daffies)

  1. (informal) A daffodil.