how to pronounce faff


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the above transcription of faff is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

faff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of faff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… just didn't want any more faff and I'm …”

meanings of faff


  1. An overcomplicated task, especially one perceived as a waste of time.
  2. A state of confused or frantic activity.


  1. To waste time on an unproductive activity.

faff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word faff occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics faff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that faff can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to faff


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