Duffer definition

dŭfər
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(informal) A relatively unskilled golfer.
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(slang) A peddler of cheap merchandise.
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A casual or mediocre player of a sport, especially golf.
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(informal) An incompetent or clumsy person.
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(slang, former) Anything counterfeit or worthless.
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The definition of a duffer is someone who is a golfer with minimal skills or something that is stupid or worthless.

An example of a duffer is a an elderly man who plays golf once a week with his retired friends.

An example of a duffer is a low-quality, counterfeit belt.

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(sports) A player having little skill, especially a golfer who duffs.
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(informal) A person, now often elderly, who is incompetent, ineffectual, or dawdling.
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(slang) Something worthless or useless.
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An incompetent or dull-witted person.
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Comparative form of duff: more duff.
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(archaic) A pedlar or hawker, especially one selling cheap or substandard goods.
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(archaic) Cheap or substandard goods sold by a duffer.
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A cow that does not produce milk.
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(Australia, dated) A cattle thief; one who alters the brands of cattle.
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(slang, former) A peddler, as of cheap trinkets.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
duffer
Plural:
duffers

Origin of duffer

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition