dowfart

A stupid dull person

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • duffer — /duf euhr/, n. 1. Informal. a. a plodding, clumsy, incompetent person. b. a person inept or inexperienced at a specific sport, as golf. 2. Northern and North Midland U.S. an old man, esp. a dull or indecisive one. 3. Slang. a. anything inferior,… …   Universalium

  • Duffer — 1. stupid or incompetent person; one who is socially and practically inept: He s a bit of a duffer, but harmless at that ; 2. used as a mild remonstrance to someone who has done something silly, been clumsy, etc.: You ve left you hat on the train …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • duffer — Australian Slang 1. stupid or incompetent person; one who is socially and practically inept: He s a bit of a duffer, but harmless at that ; 2. used as a mild remonstrance to someone who has done something silly, been clumsy, etc.: You ve left you …   English dialects glossary

  • duffer — duffer1 noun informal 1》 an incompetent or stupid person. 2》 Austral./NZ an unproductive mine. Origin C19: from Scots dowfart stupid person . duffer2 noun Austral. informal a person who steals and alters the brands on cattle. Origin C19 (orig.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • duffer — duff•er [[t]ˈdʌf ər[/t]] n. 1) inf Informal. a) a plodding, clumsy, incompetent person b) a person inept or inexperienced at a specific sport, as golf 2) sts Slang. a) anything inferior, counterfeit, or useless b) a peddler, esp. one who sells… …   From formal English to slang

  • duffer — I. /ˈdʌfə / (say dufuh) noun 1. someone who steals cattle, sheep, etc., especially by altering the brand. 2. Obsolete British Colloquial a pedlar, especially one who sells cheap, flashy goods as valuable items under false pretences. {C19th… …   Australian English dictionary

  • duffer — ► NOUN informal ▪ an incompetent or stupid person. ORIGIN from Scots dowfart «stupid person» …   English terms dictionary

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