2 definitions by soma616

in film, a plot device that has no specific meaning or purpose other than to advance the story; any situation that motivates the action of a film either artificially or substantively.

Originally coined by Alfred Hitchcock, based on a story where this device was used in a story set on a Scottish train.

(sometimes called a McGuffin)
The suitcase in Pulp Fiction is a modern example of a MacGuffin.
di soma616 04 maggio 2006
Crazy. Madly deranged and completely nuts. Foolish; stupid or mentally imbalanced.

Common british slang for daft.
Someone should tell the building super that the daffy french woman has locked the fire escapes with padlocks again.
di soma616 15 ottobre 2005

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