Definition of nyaff in English:

nyaff

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Pronunciation: /njaf
 
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noun

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).

Origin

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

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