Definition of daft adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɑːft//
; NAmE NAmE//dæft//
(dafter, daftest) (informal)
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  • silly, often in a way that is amusing Don't be so daft! She's not as daft as she looks. What a daft thing to say! The decision is just plain daft.
  • Word OriginOld English gedæfte ‘mild, meek’, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic gabadan ‘become or be fitting’.Idioms (British English, informal) very silly
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