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What Is A 'Daft Apeth'?
27 February 2018, 16:28 | Updated: 27 February 2018, 16:30
The Mystery Hour
Name: Dan, Bristol
Question: What is a ‘daft apeth’?
Name: James, London
Qualification: Referred to as a ‘daft apeth’ by his father
Answer: It is Yorkshire slang used to describe a fool.
‘Apeth’ is an old northern English word meaning ‘half pence’. This piece of currency was not worth much and can therefore be considered daft or useless.