A young girl acting daft.
- A silly and foolish idea is an example of an idea that would be described as daft.
- A foolish and possibly crazy person is an example of someone who would be described as daft.
The definition of daft is crazy, foolish or silly.
- silly; foolish
- insane; crazy
- Scot. merry or frolicsome in a giddy way
Origin of daftMiddle English dafte from Old English (ge)dæfte, mild, gentle (for the sense development, see cretin, silly) from Indo-European base an unverified form dhabh-, to fit from source Classical Latin faber, a joiner, artisan
- Crazy; deranged.
- Foolish; stupid.
- Scots Frolicsome.
Origin of daftMiddle English defte, dafte humble, uncouth, awkward ; see deft .
- This word is not commonly used in the United States, but may be understood.
Old English dæfte