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.