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duffer

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noun duf·fer \ˈdə-fər\

Simple Definition of duffer

  • : a person who plays golf without much skill

  • : a clumsy or awkward person

Full Definition of duffer

  1. 1 a :  a peddler especially of cheap flashy articles b :  something counterfeit or worthless

  2. 2 :  an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy person; especially :  a mediocre golfer

  3. 3 Australian :  a cattle rustler

Examples of duffer

  1. We joined the other duffers at the course.

  2. He's a lovable old duffer.



Origin of duffer

perhaps from duff, noun, something worthless


First Known Use: 1756

Rhymes with duffer


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