Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!
Niff-naff - niff*naff n [Cf Scots, nEngl dial niff-naff a trifling or unimportant thing] Cf nuff-nuff.
“When the thug took a swing at me and missed, I knew he was seven feet of niff-naff.”
“This? It’s just niff-naff.”
“She might say the whole thing matters, but it’s niff-naff to me.”
“Aww, you spilled your pop? Niff-naff. We’ll clean it right up.”
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Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print