Simple Definition of duffer
: a person who plays golf without much skill
: a clumsy or awkward person
Full Definition of duffer
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
Examples of duffer
We joined the other duffers at the course.
He's a lovable old duffer.
Origin of duffer
perhaps from duff, noun, something worthless
First Known Use: 1756
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