What does duffer mean?

Definitions for duffer
ˈdʌf ərduf·fer

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word duffer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duffernoun

    an incompetent or clumsy person

    "as a golfer he was only a duffer"


  1. duffernoun

    An incompetent or clumsy person.

  2. duffernoun

    A player having little skill, especially a golfer who duffs.

  3. duffernoun

    A pedlar or hawker, especially one selling cheap or substandard goods.

  4. duffernoun

    Cheap or substandard goods sold by a duffer.

  5. duffernoun

    A cow that does not produce milk.

  6. duffernoun

    A cattle thief; one who alters the brands of cattle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duffernoun

    a peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat

  2. Duffernoun

    a stupid, awkward, inefficient person

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Duffer

    duf′ėr, n. a dull plodding person: a fogy, useless old fellow: a counterfeit coin: a claim or mine which proves unproductive.—ns. Duff′erdom, Duff′erism.

  2. Duffer

    duf′ėr, n. a peddler of dubious goods, sham jewellery, &c.: one who fakes up sham articles, or duffs cattle.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Duffer is ranked #24855 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Duffer surname appeared 1,001 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Duffer.

    94.8% or 949 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 8 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of duffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of duffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of duffer in a Sentence

  1. Kate Bush:

    In this latest series, the characters are facing many of the same challenges that exist in reality right now, i believe the Duffer Brothers have touched people’s hearts in a special way, at a time that's incredibly difficult for everyone, especially younger people.

  2. Ross Duffer:

    Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer know what the end is, and we know when it is. [ The pandemic ] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.

  3. Awakened India:

    One day your child will ask you- Why did you allow them to inject me with fake covid vaccine Why did you not understand that corona, zeka, omnicron, deltacron, IHU, and all others are fake and are pharma mafia created virus to make money? What will YOU DUFFER say ?

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