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Meaning of "NAAFI" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NAAFI

NAAFI  [ˈnæfɪ] play
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WHAT DOES NAAFI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

NAAFI

Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes

The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes is an organisation created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. It runs clubs, bars, shops, supermarkets, launderettes, restaurants, cafés and other facilities on most British military bases and also canteens on board Royal Navy ships. Commissioned officers are not usually supposed to use the NAAFI clubs and bars, since their messes provide these facilities and their entry, except on official business, is considered to be an intrusion into junior ranks' private lives. NAAFI personnel serving aboard ship are part of the Naval Canteen Service, wear naval uniform and have action stations, but remain civilians. NAAFI personnel can also join the Expeditionary Force Institutes, which provides NAAFI facilities in war zones. EFI personnel are members of the Territorial Army serving on special engagements, bear ranks and wear uniform. NCS personnel can similarly volunteer to join the Royal Navy when it goes on active service.

Definition of NAAFI in the English dictionary

The definition of NAAFI in the dictionary is Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes: an organization providing canteens, shops, etc, for British military personnel at home or overseas. Other definition of NAAFI is a canteen, shop, etc, run by this organization.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAAFI


baffy
ˈbæfɪ
chaffy
ˈtʃæfɪ
daffy
ˈdæfɪ
draffy
ˈdræfɪ
faffy
ˈfæfɪ
planigraphy
ˈplænɪˌɡræfɪ
scaffie
ˈskæfɪ
scaffy
ˈskæfɪ
TAFE
ˈtæfɪ
taffy
ˈtæfɪ
waffie
ˈwæfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAAFI

N´Dour
n´importe
n/a
N/F
N/S
N/S/F
na
Na-Dene
NAACP
naan
naartjie
nab
Nabataean
Nabatean
nabbed
nabber
nabbing
nabe
Nabi

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAAFI

BFI
PFI

Synonyms and antonyms of NAAFI in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «NAAFI» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAAFI

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The translations of NAAFI from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «NAAFI» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

NAAFI
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

NAAFI
570 millions of speakers

English

NAAFI
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

NAAFI
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نافي
280 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
278 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

NAAFI
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

NAAFI
220 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
190 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

NAAFI
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

NAAFI
85 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
85 millions of speakers
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NAAFI
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

NAAFI
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

NAAFI
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

NAAFI
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

NAAFI
65 millions of speakers

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NAAFI
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

NAAFI
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

NAAFI
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

NAAFI
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

NAAFI
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Naafi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

NAAFI
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of NAAFI

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAAFI»

The term «NAAFI» is regularly used and occupies the 64.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAAFI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about NAAFI

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAAFI»

Discover the use of NAAFI in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to NAAFI and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dog Stags & NAAFI Growlers: For every soldier who never went ...
By James Marc Ivimey Dog stag (n): Guard duty, usually armed, on the unpopular graveyard shift (0200-0400hrs) NAAFI (n): Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes. Set up in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed ...
James Marc Ivimey, 2014
2
Kenya Gazette
THE KENYA GAZETTE 527 Marks and Numbers NIL Mark-PVC Welvic Compounds BIS 3881 KLA via Mombasa Luzenac P 20-m-2 Duty Free Xmas 69 Naafi Eastleigh via Mombasa NIL Duty Free Xmas 69 Naafi Eastleigh via Mombasa ...
3
A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941–1945: The Life of Sami 'Amr
I waited a short period and after that began working in a simple job at the NAAFI Department.7 I was very angry for all of the period that I worked there. During that period, my calm, composed spirit died and was replaced by a spirit full of ...
‎2009
4
Kenya Gazette
... Mombasa or NIL NIL Mark M P W MBS/5850/109 Mombasa 200 G/M27-9-7 1365 Duty Free NAAFI Eastleigh via Mombasa Duty Free NG 69 HAAFI Eastleigh via Mombasa Duty Free NG 69 NAAFI Eastleigh Mombasa or NIL M T H 458 UPLE ...
5
The British Home Front 1939-45
The population of Britain was mobilized to support the war effort on a scale unseen in any other Western democracy - or in Nazi Germany.
Martin Brayley, 2012
6
Mum's Army: Love and Adventure From the NAAFI to Civvy Street
Winifred Phillips was born in Ilford, Essex, in 1926, one of four children.
Winifred Phillips, 2013
7
a short account of canteens in the british army
THE PRESENT N.A.A.F.I. did not pay; and the contractor, the essence of whose undertakings was his own profit, made what he could out of them by selling bad goods at high prices. But the N.A.A.F.I., working not for its own profit, sells goods of ...
8
Kenya Gazette
... Ship's Name Unknown 125/13-3-72 Unknown 126/17-3-72 Unknown 127/17-3 -72 Unknown 128/17-3-72 Unknown 129/18-3-72 Sirdhana 183/22-9-71 Unknown Date 5-3-72 Matks and Numbeis NIL NIL Duty Free NC 69 Naafi Eastleigh via ...
9
Kenya Gazette
... Mombasa 3762/64 S Ltd KTC 95474 Mombasa Bond Kampala 1 NK 60 NAAFI Nairobi via Mombasa 427818 1-5 NK 60 NAAFI Nairobi via Mombasa 409843 1/ 5 6 NK 60 NAAFI Nairobi via Mombasa No 2 NK 60 NAAFI Nairobi via Mombasa  ...
10
Diary of a Sapper
Kelper Store, one of Port Stanley's main shops, and also the shop that the NAAFI was supplying. It was on one of the main crossroads in Stanley. For crossroads read cross tracks, the roads were in a terrible state. They were built for the ...
Julian Beirne, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAAFI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term NAAFI is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Leeds nostalgia: Climax of Churchill's career
Later, in an impromptu speech to the 'Desert Rats' in the Naafi Club, Churchill said: “I am unable to speak without emotion. Dear Desert Rats ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, Jul 15»
2
Here's hoping the sun is shining for the 17th annual 1940s Weekend
A Naafi catering unit will also be serving cold sandwiches and drinks. Entertainment will be provided by Paul Harper, Natasha Harper, Brandon ... «Grimsby Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Communities come together to mark the 70th anniversary of the end …
In Littleport the Adams Heritage Centre hosted three well attended community days which featured a recreated NAAFI canteen, made using set ... «Cambridge Network, Jul 15»
4
Author: North Weald Community Day
Refreshments, licensed bars and toilets can be found around the arena and at the airfield's Wings Café and The Squadron's NAAFI Restaurant ... «AboutMyArea, Jul 15»
5
D-Day was celebrated all over again at South Devon Railway
As part of the build-up MVT commandeering the railway's gardens at Buckfastleigh, setting up their camp complete with a NAAFI tent and field ... «Torquay Herald Express, Jul 15»
6
Staffordshire Regiment Museum to step back in time to help war …
Guests can visit the NAAFI Café for original recipe cakes and treats and relax among the fluttering bunting for a real taste of the world as it used ... «Burton Mail, Jul 15»
7
Bygones: Fate intervened to save Walt Redford's life in Palestine …
Maurice said he was going to write a letter to his parents but, for some reason, he decided he wanted to go to the camp NAAFI for a drink first. «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
Red carpet inauguration for Othello's Tower
... the last theatre plays staged at the Tower by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutions (NAAFI) and the Royal Air Force (RAF), around 1963. «Cyprus Mail, Jul 15»
9
Bygones: Keith Bonnett shares his RAF National Service memories
We were also free when we were not on duty and we would go to the NAAFI or the Malcolm Club, as there was nothing to do in Upwood village ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
World War Two weekend returns at the Staffordshire Regiment …
There will also be military vehicles on show, a NAAFI cafe and a Black Market Bazaar. The event starts each day at 11am and ends at 6pm. «Lichfield Live, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Naafi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/naafi>. May 2021 ».
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