laff

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

laff ‎(plural laffs)

  1. (chiefly humorous or for children) Alternative spelling of laugh

Verb[edit]

laff ‎(third-person singular simple present laffs, present participle laffing, simple past and past participle laffed)

  1. (chiefly humorous or for children) Alternative spelling of laugh

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German, in which it is either inherited from Middle Low German (seemingly not attested), or borrowed from Middle Dutch laf (early 15th century). Compare modern Dutch laf ‎(cowardly). Related with German labberig ‎(slack; not crisp).

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Adjective[edit]

laff ‎(comparative laffer, superlative am laffsten)

  1. (regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) lethargic; weak; slack
  2. (regional, chiefly northern and central Germany) tasteless

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