One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (1939–48, subsequently reorganized as part of the Women's Royal Air Force).
- ‘Re-live the times of 1940's Britain with an insight into the life and work of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for the battle of the Atlantic.’
- ‘Those in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, the Waafs, were killed at their posts in the bombing of the fighter stations on the edge of London at Manston, in Kent and other Royal Air Force stations.’
- ‘He is delighted that his grandson Jason is in the RAF and married to a Waaf.’
- ‘Soon she is in her element, relishing her newfound freedom and the company of her fellow Waafs.’
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