naff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. The Polari sense "heterosexual" is sometimes given the folk-etymological backronym "not available for fucking".

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

naff (comparative naffer, superlative naffest)

  1. (UK slang) In poor taste.
    That tie is a bit naff, don’t you think?
  2. (Polari) Bad; tasteless.
  3. (UK slang) Poorly thought out, not workable, or otherwise not very good.
    That’s a really naff example.
  4. (Polari) Heterosexual.

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References[edit]

  • naff at OneLook Dictionary Search