1. in poor taste, unappealing, unfashionable, bad; thus as n. poor taste.
|Round the Horne 10 June [BBC radio] Country House! Ugh naph – make it a slum tenement in Salford.|
|IT 13–25 June 16/4: A lot of these bands are pretty naff anyway.|
|Record Mirror 17 Sept. 9/2: A really naff song that wouldn’t get anywhere without Ringo’s name on it.|
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 227: Madge mocks a tasteless person, Brenda (a nickname for Queen Elizabeth II) a naph = bourgeois and square one.|
|Sun. Tel. 21 Aug. 11/3: It is naff to call your house The Gables, Mon Repos, or Dunroamin’.|
|Eve. Standard 28 May 52: Europe’s naff annual singalong.|
|Layer Cake 9: They would stand at the ramp in naff wine bars delivering speeches.|
|Fleshmarket Close (2005) 53: A design mag would [...] enthuse over its revival of seventies naff.|
2. second-rate, workaday.
|Curvy Lovebox 113: Some naff job. Ain’t worth talkin’ ’bou really.|
|Hooky Gear 2: I dump the naff little cash-box in among the overgrown roots.|
|Life 411: She was more of a London girl [...] And talked like one, ‘Oh, fuckin’ naff’ and all that.|
(gay) a heterosexual.
|Maledicta III:2 244: Heterosexuals, outsiders, jam, normals, squares, BMs (‘baby-makers,’ Cape Town), and general naph omis.|