Pfaffs vs Faffs - What's the difference?

pfaffs | faffs |


As verbs the difference between pfaffs and faffs

is that pfaffs is (pfaff) while faffs is (faff).

pfaffs

English

Verb

(head)
  • (pfaff)

  • pfaff

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (British, slang)
  • * 2004 , Chris Ward, The controversial Sämisch King's Indian , p81
  • By my own admission I pfaffed around a bit here but I'm going to claim that I was merely enjoying the moment!
  • *26 Sep 2005 -- BBC News, England Atlantic slow row coming to end [http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ifs_news/hi/newsid_4283000/4283702.stm?(none)]
  • Mr Hicks wrote on his website: "At dusk the rudder cable broke
    At dusk the rudder cable broke. "Six hours pfaffing about in the dark and heaving sea saw a fairly unsatisfactory makeshift steering system into place"

    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)