English version

naff

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnaffnaff1 /næf/ adjective British English informal 🔊 🔊 TASTE IN CLOTHES, MUSIC ETCsomething that is naff seems silly, especially because it is unfashionable or shows a lack of good taste → tacky 🔊 a really naff film 🔊 Babur says the uniform makes him look naff.
Examples from the Corpus
naff• Don't wear that shirt with those slacks -- it looks naff.• Most people think taking a package holiday in Bognor is really naff.• That could be five or fifty-five, and they could be nice or naff.• Almost as naff as Pete's pudding-bowl haircut.• He could not say that the garage was macho and Pricewell's was naff, because she would tease him again.• Its a bit naff but close to the ground and good for parking.• They now rely less on naff novelties and more on structure and nuance, while still retaining an Alec Gilroy-sense of showbiz.• Tudor Davies's script has the style of an authentically naff pre-1914 original, up-dated by a sharper intelligence.
naffnaff2 verb 🔊 🔊 → naff off
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