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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But nothing is as daft as the way they're wasting Steve McFadden.
▪ I don't think that kid's as daft as he makes out.
▪ It rises with the tide, only no one's so daft as to stay and see how high.
▪ Well, half-a-kilo lane sounds so daft!
▪ I now ask myself how I could have been so daft.
▪ This is what made the Donovan libel action so daft.
▪ But it was a daft thing to ask, wasn't it?
▪ The daft thing was there was a rose on her pillow.
▪ The daft thing was they were probably going back to where we'd been working.
▪ Don't be daft! Of course you're not too old to go clubbing.
▪ Is this another of your daft ideas?
▪ She's as daft as a brush, honestly she is.
▪ Well, what's the daftest thing you've ever done at work?
▪ What a daft thing to say!
▪ And it's particularly daft when the firm itself has gone bust.
▪ Before, I'd felt little resentment and shrugged off being labelled daft or deaf, never needing to cry in front of them.
▪ But it was a daft thing to ask, wasn't it?
▪ But she had some daft ideas about this place.
▪ Excuse me while I dive back into my piles of daft statistics.
▪ It's the hangover from twenty-four hours of daft behaviour.
▪ It rises with the tide, only no one's so daft as to stay and see how high.
▪ Would he really countenance such a daft proposal?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Daft \Daft\ (d[.a]ft), a. [OE. daft, deft, deft, stupid; prob. the same word as E. deft. See Deft.]

  1. Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.

    Let us think no more of this daft business
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. Gay; playful; frolicsome. [Scot.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English gedæfte "gentle, becoming," from Proto-Germanic *gadaftjaz (cognates: Old English daeftan "to put in order, arrange," gedafen "suitable;" Gothic gadaban "to be fit"), from PIE *dhabh- "to fit together" (see fabric). Sense of "mild, well-mannered" (c.1200) led to that of "dull, awkward" (c.1300). Further evolution to "foolish" (mid-15c.), "crazy" (1530s) probably was influenced by analogy with daffe "halfwit" (see daffy); the whole group probably has a common origin.


a. 1 insane, mad 2 silly 3 stupid


adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy" [syn: balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky]


The Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (also known as DAFT or Dutch American Residency Treaty) is an agreement between the United States and the Netherlands signed into law at The Hague on March 27, 1956. The treaty is a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation with protocols. The treaty allows US Entrepreneurs to acquire Dutch residency for the purpose of starting a business. The treaty also allows Dutch traders and investors to enter the US and engage in business in the US.

Daft (album)

Daft is a compilation collecting Art of Noise LP Who's Afraid of the Art Of Noise? (with one track, "Snapshot", appearing in a longer version than on the original UK LP, but previously released on the Japanese version), along with portions of the Into Battle with the Art of Noise EP and "Moments in Love" remix single. It gives a fairly thorough overview of the Trevor Horn period of the group, prior to its split from the ZTT label. The compilation is also notable for its amusingly venomous liner notes by Paul Morley (under the pseudonym Otto Flake), attacking the new incarnation of the group. In 2003 the album was re-released on Super Audio CD.

Usage examples of "daft".

To have Reiverslaw--who was again drinking hard--as his prophet, and Daft Gibbie as his fugleman, did not enhance the credit of his cause.

Maybe, he thought, this reckless march was the aftermath of defeat, a kind of shocked reaction in which a man lashed out blindly, and this daft expedition under the half moon was undoubtedly blind, for Sharpe knew in his inmost soul that the unfinished business between himself and Brigadier Loup would almost cer tainly stay unfinished.

Ah used to think it was daft, a bit poncey, but for sessions like this, ah always dae it.

He gives me the kind of hard grip that aulder radge types like tae gie you, as a daft wideo test.

The two men stopped by the hedge, and Skeat cupped his hands and shouted towards the woods, Come on out, you daft bastard!

Doodaaaists pitch their physical beings into the fray to declare, at least, their senseless involvement in the daft game of life, and they pitch their precious souls into the intellectual struggle, holding up their creative crosses against the suited judging committees and establishment bum snufflers who have made membership-inclusion on august cultural rafts into an artform.

Aberdeen oan the cairds fir weeks, n they didnae want it ruined by what they saw as a few schemies huvin a fight ower some daft bird, n drawin polis heat thair wey.

Any of the Aberdeen clannsmen who saw him must have thought him either daft or a slink, for there were no enemies, herding their booty, going in this direction.

He gives me the kind of hard grip that aulder radge types like tae gie you, as a daft wideo test.

It was like a well-brought-up cousin of that daft carry-on with the forefinger and the pinkie that metalheads did.

Hundreds of swords and battleaxes, and one bunch of battered flowers in the case of Daft Wullie, were thrust into the air and the war cry of the Nac Mac Feegle echoed around the chamber.

Mycelle knew the townswomen must think her daft to travel alone through the streets of Port Rawl, even here in the tamest section of the town.

But it does indicate a tendency toward whimsical parodies of crime, the chocolates, daft face masks, and a habit of working alone.

Tempting people to sell off the family heirlooms so Planir can investigate them, letting idiots like me involve themselves in your daft schemes?

Each day, while the carers were busy, she tested that these daft old hands could cope with that damned lid.