I was told phaff is “an old English term for taking an extraordinary amount of unnecessary time to do something, particularly when others are waiting on you.”
But it is actually a derivitive of the acronym for “Fucking Around Forever”!
see also: phaf or faf and phaffing or faffing
We were all psyched
for the fresh pow
and ready to go, but now were waiting for Jonny’s girlfriend
while she phafs. She lost her lipstick or keys or something. Now the freshies
will be gone!
Please stop phaffing Tracy
… Grab your bag, let's go already! We are soooo late for the airport, hurry up!