- a plodding, clumsy, incompetent person.
- a person inept or inexperienced at a specific sport, as golf.
- anything inferior, counterfeit, or useless.
- a peddler, especially one who sells cheap, flashy goods.
Words nearby duffer
Example sentences from the Web for duffer
He sat down amid silence which was presently broken by the shrill voice of Duffer.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
I really didn't think I had done so well, for I'm a duffer at figures.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
The duffer that was with me swore he would not go along with me down the hill, if the Yankees were only a mile off.The Boy Spy|Joseph Kerby
You're just as much of a duffer as ever, to think such a thing,' he added.That Scholarship Boy|Emma Leslie
A duffer who couldn't even win a golf game that belonged to him, because he was rattled!Stories That End Well|Octave Thanet
British Dictionary definitions for duffer
- a mine that proves unproductive
- a person who steals cattle