Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A changeling or elf child; a child left by fairies.
  • n. A deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A changeling or elf child, -- that is, one left by fairies; a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The older form of oaf.

Etymologies

From Old English auph, aulf, from Icelandic. See elf. (Wiktionary)

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