- faff Brit.
- faff Brit.informalverb spend time in ineffectual activity.noun ineffectual activity.OriginC18 (orig. dialect in the sense 'blow in puffs', describing the wind): imitative.
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faff — Brit. informal ► VERB ▪ bustle ineffectually. ► NOUN ▪ ineffectual activity. ORIGIN originally dialect in the sense «blow in puffs», describing the wind … English terms dictionary
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