Daff

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daff A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull.
    • v. i Daff dȧf To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy.
    • v. t Daff dȧf To cast aside; to put off; to doff. "Canst thou so daff me? Thou hast killed my child."
    • v. t Daff To daunt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daff A fool; an idiot; a block-head.
    • daff To be foolish; make sport; play; toy.
    • daff To toss aside; put off; doff.
    • daff To turn (one) aside.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Daff daf to play, to play the fool
    • v.t Daff daf (Shak.) to put off.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Doff
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of Doff.

Usage

In literature:

No that the King is sair to live with either, so that he can eat and drink and daff, and be let alone to take his ease.
"Two Penniless Princesses" by Charlotte M. Yonge
What think 'ee, Daffe?
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
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In news:

Daff is a 24-year-old Suicide Girl who has three hobbies: taking photos, listening to music, and having sex.
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In science:

However, the data sets for the RFIM and the DAFF do not agree, except in the trivial limit where g (T ) → 1.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
The large circles for the RFIM (squares for the DAFF) represent our estimates of g (ξL/L) at T = Tc .
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
Furthermore, we numerically study the equivalence of the RFIM and the DAFF as predicted by Cardy.17 Our results show that only in the limit of small fields both phase boundaries map onto each other.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
Our results from the two-point finite-size correlation function suggest that the exponent ν agrees within error bars for both the RFIM and the DAFF.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
The data for the RFIM and DAFF collapse onto two distinct set of curves, suggesting that both models do not share the same universality class.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
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