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[duhf] /dʌf/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to give a deliberately deceptive appearance to; misrepresent; fake.
2.
British. (in golf) to misplay (a golf ball), especially to misjudge one's swing so that the club strikes the ground behind the ball before hitting it.
3.
Australian.
  1. to steal (cattle).
  2. (formerly) to alter the brand on (stolen cattle).
4.
to cheat someone.
Origin of duff3
1830-1840
1830-40; back formation from duffer ( def 3 )
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  • Its position rather affected my follow-through, so that I duffed my stroke and lost the hole.

British Dictionary definitions for duffed

duff1

/dʌf/
noun
1.
a thick flour pudding, often flavoured with currants, citron, etc, and boiled in a cloth bag: plum duff
2.
(slang) up the duff, pregnant
Word Origin
C19: Northern English variant of dough

duff2

/dʌf/
verb (transitive)
1.
(slang) to change the appearance of or give a false appearance to (old or stolen goods); fake
2.
(Austral, slang) to steal (cattle), altering the brand
3.
(golf, informal) Also sclaff. to bungle (a shot) by hitting the ground behind the ball
adjective
4.
(Brit, informal) bad or useless, as by not working out or operating correctly; dud: a duff idea, a duff engine
See also duff up
Word Origin
C19: probably back formation from duffer

duff3

/dʌf/
noun
1.
(slang) the rump or buttocks
Word Origin
C20: special use of duff1
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Word Origin and History for duffed

duff

n.

"buttocks, rump," 1830s, of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for duffed

duff

noun

The buttocks; rump; ass: A bunch of lazy guys sitting around on our duffs

[1830s+; origin uncertain; perhaps black slang for fud, ''buttocks,'' attested by 1785; perhaps fr duff, ''a (sailors') pudding boiled in a bag,'' which bag may have suggested a human fundament in shape; in this sense duff is a Northern pronunciation of dough]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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