There are 2 definitions of naff in English:

naff1

Line breaks: naff

verb

[no object] (usually in imperative naff off) British informal
1Go away: she told press photographers to naff off
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of naff in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day brannigan
Pronunciation: ˈbranɪg(ə)n
noun
a brawl or violent argument

There are 2 definitions of naff in English:

naff2

Line breaks: naff

adjective

British informal
Lacking taste or style: he always went for the most obvious melody he could get, no matter how naff it sounded
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1960s: perhaps from Polari.

Derivatives

naffness

noun
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of naff in: