Don't blame my mother or Bob, please, or Jerry either, because I've turned out to be such a duffer.
I'm such a duffer at explaining, or I'd have told you last night.
"There he is again," said Clara, who had in the mean time gone over to Mrs. duffer.
"He was a Spaniard, or an Italian, you know," the duffer explained.
And scurrying along the passage he ran headlong into the duffer, to whom he explained his errand.
The duffer kicks it most accurately, kicks it well out to the top side.
"Sorry I turfed that little ass so hard," said the duffer to John.
The duffer had letters to write, and stigmatized walking as a beastly grind.
Accordingly, much of our hero's time was spent in the company of the duffer and Fluff.
He is the father of three sons, but the duffer is the first to get into the Eleven.
"inept person; old man," especially "bad golfer," 1842, perhaps from Scottish duffar "dull or stupid person," from dowf "stupid," literally "deaf," from Old Norse daufr, with pejorative suffix -art. Or perhaps from 18c. thieves' slang duff (v.) "to dress or manipulate an old thing and make it look new."