American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Slang Unstylish, clichéd, or outmoded.
- v. Chiefly British Slang To fool around or go about: "naffing about in a tutu” ( Suzanne Lowry).
- naff off Used in the imperative as a signal of angry dismissal.
- Unknown (Wiktionary)
- Possibly of dialectal origin.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Somehow tying the format down to Earth, with the threesome of Brigadier, Liz and Doctor, must have prevented the writer (s) from turning in naff space opera tales.”
“Yes, it was a bit naff, and isn't using that word naff almost a naff-ness in itself these days?”
“After that I felt kind of naff so we showered and came home to rest.”
“If they did, and found “Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece” there, they would call it naff.”
“I first saw it as a preview in an issue of Yen Plus and my initial thoughts were "naff".”
“Okay, I have no idea what "naff" is supposed to mean.”
“London, Nov 15: People who dismissed fake Christmas trees as 'naff' will now have to eat up their own words, for a department store in London is now selling "the most realistic fake tree ever" and making quite a fortune out of it.”
“It looks like a neutered, naff, bland, late 90s, crummy Bourne Identity ripoff.”
“The main story was a bit naff but it's at least feels like a good old fashioned Romero zombie film which is more than I can say for 'Diary'.”
“I was apprehensive about my imagination being lacking or my story being naff.”
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