AskDefine | Define duffer

Dictionary Definition

duffer n : an incompetent or clumsy person; "as a golfer he was only a duffer"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. comparative of duff


  1. an incompetent or clumsy person
  2. a player having little skill, especially a golfer who duffs
  3. a pedlar or hawker, especially one selling cheap or substandard goods
  4. cheap or substandard goods sold by a duffer
  5. a cattle thief, one who alters the brands of cattle

Extensive Definition

Duffer may refer to:
  • An italian punk rock band
  • Duffers, invisible dwarfs in the Chronicles of Narnia.
  • In Australian English, a cattle rustler.
  • Duffer is also an English word meaning "an incompetent or clumsy person".
  • Related to the above, the word has been used in Australia as a description for dags.
  • In Chess terminology, a weak player.
  • A brand of clothing.
  • In Golf terminology, it refers to a below average player.
  • Duffer- term used to describe television remote control by the Smyth family of Broughshane

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