(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.Spenser.
Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies,Spenser.
And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.
A college gownTennyson
That clad her like an April daffodilly.
And chance-sown daffodil.Whittier.
(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 businessSir 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.Foxe.
A sort of pistol, called dag, was used about the same time as hand guns and harquebuts.Grose.
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.
(Dag), n. [OE. dagge (cf. Dagger); or cf. AS. dag what is dangling.] A loose end; a dangling
Daglocks, clotted locks hanging in dags or jags at a sheep's tail.Wedgwood.
(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.