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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duffer  \Duf"fer\,  n. 
  1.  (Mining)  See  {Shicer}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  common  domestic  pigeon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duffer  \Duf"fer\,  n. 
  One  who  duffs  cattle,  etc  [Australia] 
 
  Unluckily,  cattle  stealers  are  by  no  means  so  rare  as 
  would  be  desirable;  they  are  locally  known  as  duffers. 
  --Baden-Powell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duffer  \Duf"fer\,  n. 
  1.  A  peddler  or  hawker,  especially  of  cheap,  flashy  articles, 
  as  sham  jewelry;  hence  a  sham  or  cheat.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  2.  A  stupid,  awkward,  inefficient  person.[Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duffer 
  n  :  an  incompetent  or  clumsy  person;  "as  a  golfer  he  was  only  a 
  duffer" 




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