Definition of nyaff in English:


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Pronunciation: /njaf


Scottish informal
A stupid, irritating, or insignificant person.
More example sentences
  • ‘But I thought he was a wee nyaff back then,’ she says, before letting rip with her trademark cackle.
  • I find Green to be an irritating little nyaff, but he is well-cast as skiver Colin.
  • You know what I liked, was the advert for Big Al's conservatories (a great parody TV ad for the wee nyaff's company).


mid 19th century: from Scots dialect nyaff 'yelp, complain'.

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