duffer duffer  /ˈdə fər/


  • (n) an incompetent or clumsy person


  1. Nike followed that line with the more forgiving Slingshot series, which again innovated blade design and accommodated the imperfect swings of the average duffer.
  2. At 53, Crosby had become a superstar emeritus, a genial irrelevance, a golfer and a duffer the Ike of pop music.
  3. If this sounds like the sort of obsessive behavior to which the ordinary duffer can relate, that's because Harrington is the patron saint of duffers.


  1. Five golf movies to watch

    Flash floods? Twisters? Hail the size of - yes - golf balls? If the U.S. Open's opening day in Merion proves the total inundated, storm-tossed washout that forecasters are predicting, here are five duffer-centric cinematic entries to celebrate the sport's transcendental pleaures - safe and dry via your TV, PC, tablet, or smartphone.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Arkansas AG sues Texarkana pawn shop

    The Arkansas Attorney General is suing a Texarkana pawn shop, which has allegedly charged interest as high as 240 percent on car title loans. Tri-State Pawn of Texarkana Inc. and company owner and president, William Duffer, are named as defendants in the suit filed Monday in Pulaski County ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Texarkana Gazette


  1. "There are people who will say if you win one game you are a god, and if you lose one game then you are the biggest duffer to have ever played football," Cole said. "If you look back at it, with all that has happened, you have to say the club...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Joe Cole Source: Gulf Times

  2. Shedden, 31, said: "I'm so happy, 35 points is a brilliant haul and it gets me right back into the title hunt. It was a shame I had a bit of a duffer in race three as I felt my car was good enough to have finished on the podium in that one as well...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Gordon Shedden Source: Evesham Journal

  3. "Everybody wants to play and fight for the team, especially Duffer," said Geremi. "He's come back from a bad injury and it'll great to see him back on the field. It was great to see him back in training for the first time. We hope he'll be...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Geremi Njitap Source: Sunderland Echo

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