Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fool; an idiot; a block-head.
- To be foolish; make sport; play; toy.
- To toss aside; put off; doff.
- To turn (one) aside.
- n. A fool; an idiot; a blockhead.
- v. intransitive To be foolish; make sport; play; toy.
- v. UK, dialect To daunt.
- v. transitive To toss aside; put off; doff.
- v. transitive To turn (someone) aside; divert.
- n. UK, informal Short form of daffodil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To cast aside; to put off; to doff.
- n. obsolete A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull.
- v. Scot. To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy.
- v. Prov. Eng. To daunt.
- From daffodil. (Wiktionary)
“Good for you, Frances, for keeping track of your daff names!”
“Spring arrived late this year making the daff bloom parade that much more appreciated.”
“You have such a selection, any non daff lover should be easily swayed to adoring them.”
“I do love the Lorikeet and the PinK Pride….have you ever seen a solid pink daff?”
“When these daff legislators will have to actually go to Chicago to talk to the president and see him in his own environment, playing with his daughters, visiting with his friends, walking along the lake shore with his wife, perhaps they will be re-awakened to what normal life is like.”
“You have quite an array of lovely daff varieties, Frances.”
“I studied many many sites last year trying to ID that little daff and feel fairly confident with this name for it.”
“The blood grass is good for hiding the daff foliage here along the long wall, but you still need the talent of blinding yourself to the bad bits and focusing on the good.”
“That particular daff is known for being earlier than the others, is slightly smaller and the outer petals have a slight twist to them that I could only see in photos.”
“Then the enlarging leaves cover the dying daff foliage.”
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