Affs vs Faffs - What's the difference?

affs | faffs |


As a noun affs

is .

As a verb faffs is

(faff).

affs

English

Noun

(head)
  • faffs

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (faff)

  • faff

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang) An unnecessary or over-complicated task, especially one perceived as a waste of time.
  • Adjusting this television is a bit of a faff .
  • * 2011 , Patrick Kingsley, " Life with the Queen Mum revealed", The Guardian
  • Breakfast in bed at the royal household is a massive faff . A page boy must carry the tray upstairs, but he's banned from actually serving it. So he leaves it on the floor by the bedroom door, whereupon a housemaid picks it up and knocks on said portal.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British, slang) To waste time on an unproductive activity.
  • :She faffed about so much, she never got to eat her breakfast.
  • I decided to stop faffing about and get some work done.

    Usage notes

    * Particularly used with .

    Synonyms

    * (l) (American)