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n. (context British slang English) An unnecessary or over-complicated task, especially one perceived as a waste of time. vb. (context British slang English) To waste time on an unproductive activity.

Usage examples of "faff".

He hiked on his jeans and Satem Faffs 249 pulled a shirt over his head.

As we crouched down each kept an eye on his next door man, ready to knock him out the moment he showed signs of faffing victim to the frenzy of shell shock.

I did, and while I could be quick enough and clever enough to pull his arm out of its socket, there was no way I could keep his faffing mass from pulling me down with it.

But without all that faffing around with infinity, he wouldn't have known where to start and his logical proof wouldn't have got off the ground.