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daffish

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EtymologyEdit

From daff +‎ -ish.

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AdjectiveEdit

daffish (comparative more daffish, superlative most daffish)

  1. (obsolete) Stupid, silly.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.IX, Ch.xlij:
      fayr frende said Morgan le fay ryde not after that knyght / for ye shalle not wynne no worship of hym / Fy on hym coward saide sire Hemyson / for I wyst neuer good knyghte come oute of Cornewaile / but yf hit were syr Tristram de Lyones / what & that be he said she / Nay nay said he / he is with la beale Isoud and this is but a daffyssh knyght