What Is A 'Daft Apeth'?

27 February 2018, 16:28 | Updated: 27 February 2018, 16:30

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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.