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  • n. Plural form of duffer.


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  • Grainger said that if their crushings turned out "duffers" he would charge them nothing for using the battery.

    "Chinkie's Flat" 1904

  • There was an elderly gentleman playing who could not stop the balls -- a slim one was hit on the nose -- they were a set of "duffers," in fact.

    Pickwickian Studies

  • How many men who have begun life as reputed "duffers" have turned out great men! but you will find that none of them ever did themselves any good till they had cured themselves of that fault.

    Parkhurst Boys And Other Stories of School Life

  • ISTR that Archaeology used to be the classic 'duffers' degree of choice.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Am not suggesting there are many "duffers" in today's NHS: training & fitness to practise requirements are pretty damned rigorous, but despite Government rhetoric to the contrary, treatment choices ARE pretty limited - you get what you're given.

    Army Rumour Service

  • McDermott said: "The players are getting called duffers wherever they go and the manager must want to ram the words of his critics down their throats.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • "duffers" to imagine that all the trouble spent over him was anything but a pleasure to the master who spent it.

    The Willoughby Captains

  • Tootsie took offense and plans to teach ‘them duffers’ a thing or two.

    Mercy Kill

  • Truck salesman Duncan Gillis is one of many business duffers hoping Parliament will go further.

    Canadians Push to Make Golf Tax Deductible

  • His style never changes, whether facing world champions or comparative duffers, and that has perhaps contributed to his slide down the rankings over the last few years.

    Chess: Ulf Andersson, positional master


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