Meaning of “duffer” in the English Dictionary


"duffer" in English

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duffernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌf.ər/ us /ˈdʌf.ɚ/ old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • A fellow may be a duffer generally and yet turn out Latin verse better than fellows who are vastly superior to him on other points. 
  • At the end of three weeks I was still a duffer. 
  • But this chap's a regular duffer! 
  • He will be terribly upset, but, you know, the dear old duffer really loves me. 
  • Perhaps I'm as much a duffer in music as in other things. 
  • That is one of the symptoms of the golf duffer. 

(Definition of “duffer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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