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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: daft

deft

adjective
     
deft written
1 a deft movement is skilful, and often quick:
He sketched her with quick, deft strokes.
deft footwork
2 skilful at doing something:
his deft chairmanship of the company
deftly adverb
deftness noun [uncountable]

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