from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the Women in the Air Force, organized after World War II, but now no longer a separate branch.
  • abbr. Women in the Air Force

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • "Wife acceptance factor"
  • "What a Fag"
  • "Women Against Fundamentalism"

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See waff.
  • An obsolete preterit of weave.


From W(omen in the) A(ir) F(orce).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • My favourite Twitter account is @olufsenandbang

    December 30, 2015

  • WAF, n.

    The Guardian, 29 November 2015:

    In a proper hi-fi dealer, Richer Sounds included, you can buy a good system of parts from various manufacturers for as little as £1,000. The bits won’t match, though – heaven forbid they should look nice. None of it will have what hi-fi men call WAFWife Acceptance Factor.
    And finally: never be put off by hi-fi nuts who sneer at beautiful hi-fi by Bang & Olufsen. Design- focused and high street it may be, but it still sounds great. As well as having lashings of WAF.

    December 28, 2015