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Definition daft

Etymology

From Middle English dafte, defte (“gentle; having good manners; humble, modest; awkward; dull; boorish”), from Old English dæfte (“accommodating; gentle, meek, mild”), ġedæfte (“gentle, meek, mild”), from Proto-Germanic *daftuz (“appropriate, apt, convenient, suitable; decent; accommodating, agreeable”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- (“fitting; to fit together”).

Compare silly which originally meant “blessed; good, innocent; pitiful; weak”, but now means “laughable or amusing through foolishness or a foolish appearance; mentally simple, foolish”.

Adjective

daft (comparative dafter, superlative daftest)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) Foolish, silly, stupid.
  2. (chiefly Britain, informal) Crazy, insane, mad.
  3. (obsolete) Gentle, meek, mild.

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