seaport in central Israel: since 1950, incorporated with Tel Aviv
A former city of west-central Israel on the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient Phoenician city, it was taken by the Israelites in the 6th century AD and later fell to the Arabs (636), Crusaders (12th century), and Ottoman Turks (16th century). Jaffa was inhabited mainly by Arabs until the state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948. Since 1950 the city has been part of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
- A type of sweet orange, normally seedless.
- (slang) An impotent or infertile male. The term comes from the "seedless" orange
- "I've heard he's a jaffa."
- (cricket) A ball that is very difficult for the batsman to hit because it moves erratically either through the air or off the pitch
- (New Zealand) A type of confectionery consisting of a sphere of chocolate in a red casing.
From Jaffa, an ancient port city in Israel from where the oranges were exported.
- (informal) A Jaffa orange.
- Jaffa cake
- Jaffa orange
From Arabic يَافَا (“yāfā”).