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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