What Does NAFF Mean in a Text?

NAFF means "Cheesy" or "Cheap." The term is far more common in the UK than in the US or elsewhere. NAFF is typically used to describe something that looks cheap or cheesy. NAFF can also be used to describe something that does not work.

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When I write NAFF, I mean this:

meaning of NAFF

NAFF describes something of low quality.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for NAFF

NAFF means "Cheesy" or "Cheap." This is the most common meaning for NAFF on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Definition:Cheesy or Cheap
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of NAFF in Sentences

Here are examples of NAFF being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Does my new hat look okay?
  • Jordan: It looks NAFF.
  • Tony: How NAFF is this film?
  • Jordan: I know. Let's turn it over.

An Academic Look at NAFF

NAFF is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • Another button has fallen off. This is a NAFF coat.
  • (Here, the adjective NAFF modifies the noun coat.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "rubbish," "cheap," or "stupid" instead of NAFF.

Example of NAFF Used in a Text

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