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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from Scottish English nyaff 'unpleasant person'

naff

1 adjective
     
naff1 British English informal
something 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.

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