(Daff), n. [See Daft.] A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Daff) v. i. To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy. [Scot.] Jamieson.

(Daff), v. t. To daunt. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.

(Daf"fo*dil) n. [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphodèle), L. asphodelus, fr. Gr. 'asfo`delos. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel.] (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Asphodelus. (b) A plant of the genus Narcissus It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.

With damask roses and daffadillies set.

Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies,
And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.

A college gown
That clad her like an April daffodilly.

And chance-sown daffodil.

(Daft) 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.] Jamieson.

(Daft"ness), n. The quality of being daft.

(Dag) n. [Cf. F. dague, LL. daga, D. dagge (fr. French); all prob. fr. Celtic; Cf. Gael. dag a pistol, Armor. dag dagger, W. dager, dagr, Ir. daigear. Cf. Dagger.]

1. A dagger; a poniard. [Obs.] Johnson.

2. A large pistol formerly used. [Obs.]

The Spaniards discharged their dags, and hurt some.

A sort of pistol, called dag, was used about the same time as hand guns and harquebuts.

3. (Zoöl.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.

(Dag), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. dagg, Icel. dögg. &radic71. See Dew.] A misty shower; dew. [Obs.]

(Dag), n. [OE. dagge (cf. Dagger); or cf. AS. dag what is dangling.] A loose end; a dangling shred.

Daglocks, clotted locks hanging in dags or jags at a sheep's tail.

(Dag), v. t. [1, from Dag dew. 2, from Dag a loose end.]

1. To daggle or bemire. [Prov. Eng.] Johnson.

2. To cut into jags or points; to slash; as, to dag a garment. [Obs.] Wright.

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