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duffer definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an incompetent or clumsy person; "as a golfer he was only a duffer"

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps from duff, noun, something worthless Date: 1756 1. a. a peddler especially of cheap flashy articles b. something counterfeit or worthless 2. an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person; especially a mediocre golfer 3. Australian a cattle rustler

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. sl. 1 an inefficient, useless, or stupid person. 2 Austral. a person who duffs cattle. 3 Austral. an unproductive mine. Etymology: perh. f. Sc. doofart stupid person f. douf spiritless

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Duffer Duf"fer, n. 1. (Mining) See Shicer. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any common domestic pigeon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Duffer Duf"fer, n. One who duffs cattle, etc. [Australia] Unluckily, cattle stealers are by no means so rare as would be desirable; they are locally known as duffers. --Baden-Powell.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Duffer Duf"fer, n. 1. A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat. [Slang, Eng.] --Halliwell. 2. A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.[Slang]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(duffers) If you describe someone as a duffer, you mean that they are very bad at doing something. (BRIT INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED) N-COUNT [disapproval]

Moby Thesaurus

arab, blockhead, blunderer, boob, bungler, butterfingers, clumsy, dimwit, dolt, dope, dub, dumbbell, foozler, foul-up, fumble-fist, goof, goofball, goofer, hawker, hick, higgler, huckster, idiot, ignoramus, incompetent, lummox, lump, monger, muff, muffer, numskull, oaf, ox, roadman, rube, slob, stumblebum, stumblebunny, vendor



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