Definition of Niffnaffs

1. niffnaff [v] - See also: niffnaff



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niffnaffs

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niffnaffs (current term)
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Literary usage of Niffnaffs

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are ...by John Jamieson by John Jamieson (1818)
"Applied to the pert chat of a saucy child, or of any diminutive person, SV niffnaffs. To NIB, ¡. a. To press or pinch with the fingers. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"niffnaffs. Nick-nacks. Night. Used, as in country parts in S., of any time after noon. Heard a woman parting from another at 3.30 pm, say, "Goodnight. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"V. niffnaffs. 2. To do any kind of work in a weak, trifling manner, Banff's. 3. To walk with a short step, ibid. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1862)
"niffnaffs, trifles, knicknacks.—Hal. The radical image is a snap with the fingers, used as a type of something worthless, as when we snap our fingers, ..."

5. A Glossary of Words and Phrases Used in S. E. Worcestershire, Together with by Jesse Salisbury (1894)
"niffnaffs. Nick-nacks. Night. Used, as in country parts in S., of any time after noon. Heard a woman parting from another at 3.30 pm, say, "Goodnight. ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Scottish Language: Comprehending All the Words in Common by Thomas Brown (1845)
"The Scottish name for Hecate, or mother- witch. NICK, *. Nicholas. NICK-NACK, *. 1. A gim-crack. 2. Small wares. niffnaffs, *. i>l. Trifles. NILD, *. Cold. ..."

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