from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An incompetent or dull-witted person.
- n. Informal A casual or mediocre player of a sport, especially golf.
- n. Slang A peddler of cheap merchandise.
- n. Slang Something worthless or useless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of duff: more duff
- n. An incompetent or clumsy person.
- n. A player having little skill, especially a golfer who duffs.
- n. A pedlar or hawker, especially one selling cheap or substandard goods.
- n. Cheap or substandard goods sold by a duffer.
- n. A cow that does not produce milk.
- n. A cattle thief; one who alters the brands of cattle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat.
- n. A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.
- n. See shicer.
- n. Any common domestic pigeon.
- n. One who duffs cattle, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peddler; specifically, one who sells women's clothes.
- n. A hawker of eheap, flashy, and professedly smuggled articles; a hawker of sham jewelry.
- n. A stupid, dull, plodding person; a fogy; a person who only seemingly discharges the functions of his position; a dawdling, useless character: as, the board consists entirely of old duffers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an incompetent or clumsy person
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)