Definition of nyaff in English:

nyaff

noun

Scottish
informal
  • A stupid, irritating, or insignificant person.

    • ‘I find Green to be an irritating little nyaff, but he is well-cast as skiver Colin.’
    • ‘You know what I liked, was the advert for Big Al's conservatories (a great parody TV ad for the wee nyaff's company).’
    • ‘We call on the Scottish Parliament to enact a law banning precocious, gobby, wee, nyaff, pre-pubescents from embarrassing Scotland by singing on any form of medium which is publicly broadcast.’
    • ‘You wee nyaff, you're cruisin' for a bruisin'.’
    • ‘‘But I thought he was a wee nyaff back then,’ she says, before letting rip with her trademark cackle.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Scots dialect nyaff ‘yelp, complain’.

Pronunciation

nyaff

/njaf/