verb[no object] (naff off) British • informal
- Go away: she told press photographers to naff offMore 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.
adjectiveBritish • informal
- Lacking taste or style.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.
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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.
1960s: perhaps from Polari.