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Daft

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To Daft. v.a. [contracted from do aft; that is, to throw back, to throw off.] To toss aside; to put away with contempt; to throw away slightly.

            Where is his son,
The nimble-footed mad-cap prince of Wales,
And his comrades, that daft the world aside,
And bid it pass?
Shakespeare's Henry IV. p. i.

I would she had bestow'd this dotage on me: I would have dafft all other respects, and made her half myself. Shakesp.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 (46) · Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (23)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Daft." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2730.


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