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

  • adj. Chiefly British Slang Unstylish, clichéd, or outmoded.
  • intransitive 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In poor taste.
  • adj. Bad; tasteless.
  • adj. Poorly thought out, not workable, or otherwise not very good.
  • adj. Heterosexual.


Possibly of dialectal origin.
Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown (Wiktionary)



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  • (Brit. slang) worthless, useless; tacky, tasteless, unfashionable.

    May 13, 2008