Definition of Nyaffing
1. nyaff [v] - See also: nyaff
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Literary usage of Nyaffing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"Idle ; insignificant ; contemptible ; »s, " Had your tongue, ye nyaffing thing," Loth. It seems to include the idea of chattering. ..."
2. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"Qu. if a forked instrument for pulling nuts from nyaffing, part. adj. Idle, insignificant, contemptible ; as, " Had your tongue, ye nyaffing thing," Loth. ..."
3. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1867)
"... folk wi' that nyaffing voice o' him in that gate. I say there are, at least, three thousand orders in the state—ploughmen, shepherds, ministers, ..."