There are 2 definitions of naff in English:

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verb

[no object] (usually in imperative naff off) British informal
  • 1Go away: she told press photographers to naff off
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    • Finally after two weeks of snottyness, the cold appears to have admitted defeat and naffed off back into the ether.
    • So I'll naff off, and look like I'm doing something at work for once.
    • But I'm sure I'll bung some things on tomorrow before I naff off.
  • 1.1 (as adjective naffing) Used to emphasize annoyance: more naffing guidelines!

Origin

1950s: euphemism for fuck; compare with eff.

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There are 2 definitions of naff in English:

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adjective

British informal
  • Lacking taste or style: he always went for the most obvious melody he could get, no matter how naff it sounded
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    • This may sound naff, but I hold it to my heart and tell her I love her.
    • Some of them sound okay, some sound naff, but they're mine and I stand by them.
    • However, while this sounds like a naff publicity seeking idea, we really rather like it.

Derivatives

naffness

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  • I don't have a single clue why I bothered, because the mere concept is depressing - this is the kind of hopeless naffness you get sucked into when you don't have a life.
  • I don't think they were serious but it does show you the level of naffness and the extent to which criticism can bite.
  • In mighty bright white, with black details down the sides, it's understated, easy to get dirty but still nice and without a hint of naffness.

Origin

1960s: perhaps from Polari.

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