2 definitions by soma616

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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.
#alternate spelling #misspelling: mcguffin #any plot device used to advance the story #unimportant; but related #test for suspension of disbelief
af soma616 4. maj 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.
#synonyms: absurd #asinine #baked #bedlamite #bonkers #cracked #crackers #crazy #daffy #demented #deranged #dopey #flaky #foolish #fried #giddy #idiotic #inane #insane #lunatic #mad #mental #nuts #nutty #ridiculous #screwy #silly #simple #totally baked #touched #unbalanced #unhinged #unsound #wacky #whacko #witless - antonyms: balanced #levelheaded #rational #reasonable #sane #sensible #stable #wise
af soma616 15. oktober 2005
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