Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To didder or dodder; shiver or tremble.
  • To shock with noise; deafen; confuse; confound; amaze.
  • noun Same as duffer, 2.
  • noun Confusion; amazement: as, all in a dudder (that is, quite confounded).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap and flashy goods pretended to be smuggled; a duffer.
  • transitive verb To confuse or confound with noise.
  • intransitive verb To shiver or tremble; to dodder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, dated A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap and flashy goods pretended to be smuggled; a duffer.

Etymologies

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duds +‎ -er

Examples

  • "Vell, I dudder peen a success as a coward und kept avay from dot pullet."

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

  • For peers and gints, quaysirs and galleyliers, fresk letties from the say and stale headygabblers, gaingangers and dudder wagoners, pullars off societies and pushers on rothmere’s homes.

    Finnegans Wake

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