a male given name, form of .
Alfred (“Alf”) Mossman [maws-muh n,, mos-] /ˈmɔs mən,, ˈmɒs-/ (Show IPA), 1887–1987, U.S. politician.
Contemporary Examples

Alf Adams did not want to talk rats but he did want to show me his bottle collection preserved in a dusty shed.
The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark Liza Foreman October 3, 2014

The animated hit has had five song-filled episodes, largely featuring original compositions by esteemed TV composer Alf Clausen.
11 Legendary Musical TV Episodes The Daily Beast March 31, 2011

“The Nationals are showing the world that we are on the map,” stickmaker Alf Jacques told Sports Illustrated in 2010.
A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower Evin Demirel July 20, 2014

Historical Examples

His eyes had already the keenness of a falcon, and so straight and strong he grew that the heart of King Alf was filled with joy.
Stories from Northern Myths Emilie Kip Baker

Mr. Barnier was the first manager, succeeded afterwards by Mr. Alf.
Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield

It would not be easy to give Alf an uncomfortable thought about his Carlen.
Between Whiles Helen Hunt Jackson

“It’s where General Lundsford lives,” said Alf, following my eyes with his own.
The Jucklins Opie Read

At the end of the passage, facing the ravine, I stood and talked to Guinea, while Alf was hitching the mare to the buck-board.
The Jucklins Opie Read

Alf was still asleep when I arose from my bed the next morning.
The Jucklins Opie Read

As I entered the corridor of the jail I saw Alf’s face brighten behind the bars.
The Jucklins Opie Read

(Austral, derogatory) an uncultivated Australian
abbreviation (in Britain)
Animal Liberation Front

Algebraic Logic Functional language
American Liver Foundation
assisted living facility

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