Definitions

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  • noun informal silly or foolish
  • noun informal crazy or mad

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Examples

  • I've seen various attempts to discount the astounding 75K turnout for Obama in Portland last week, but none have the charming daffiness of this one, from rightwingy Newsbusters.

    I’ll Get You and Your Little Indie Band, Too! - Swampland - TIME.com

  • I admire the energy and daffiness, but ultimately it chases its own tail.

    Buzzine » Shorts

  • Then, like clockwork, out slid the new issue of The Weekly Standard, which lambastes Mr. Obama's neighborhood as an island of upper-class daffiness – a neat trick, considering that Hyde Park's median household income is substantially lower than both the national and the Chicago median.

    Mister Maverick, Meet Da Machine

  • He's older than Reagan was when he ran, and we now know that Reagan's delightfully optimistic daffiness was probably the result of early symptoms of Alzheimers.

    Hullabaloo

  • W., in my opinion, does not rival his daddy for sheer daffiness of effect: with W., you can mostly tell what he meant to say even when he goes astray, as he often does.

    The Deluxe Election-Edition Bushisms

  • W., in my opinion, does not rival his daddy for sheer daffiness of effect: with W., you can mostly tell what he meant to say even when he goes astray, as he often does.

    The Deluxe Election-Edition Bushisms

  • The Dodgers were “dem Bums,” the “daffiness boys,” the unpretentious clowns, whose fans were seen as scruffy bluecollar workers who spoke with bad diction.

    Wait Till Next Year

  • The Dodgers were “dem Bums,” the “daffiness boys,” the unpretentious clowns, whose fans were seen as scruffy bluecollar workers who spoke with bad diction.

    Wait Till Next Year

  • The onset of menopause had already begun, with its strange hot flashes, moments of daffiness, and totally unpredictable menstruations.

    The Garden of Rama

  • That she now looks like a kindly old grandmother only heightens the jolt and joke of her sauciness, which may be why she's even more crazily adored than when she flaunted a whisk and an outsize libido as Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" or found fresh poetry in daffiness as Rose Nylund in "The Golden Girls."

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