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duff

Definitions


[dʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a flour pudding boiled or steamed in a cloth bag
(e.g: a currant duff)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century: northern English form of dough


[dʌf], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of very poor quality
(e.g: duff lyrics)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 18th century (denoting something worthless): of unknown origin


[dʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- decaying vegetable matter covering the ground under trees
(e.g: generally the fires in this area burn the duff and underbrush and scorch a few trees)


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Origin:


[dʌf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- beat someone up
(e.g: I'm going to go round to his house with a bunch of mates and duff him up)

- steal and alter brands on (cattle)
(e.g: complaining to the police that his stock was being duffed)

- mishit (a shot)
(e.g: he duffed the ball short of the green)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 19th century: of uncertain origin; duff (sense 2 and duff sense 3) are probably back-formations from duffer and duffer


[dʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person's buttocks
(e.g: I did not get where I am today by sitting on my duff)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century: of unknown origin


[dʌf], (Noun)

Definitions:


Phrases:
- up the duff

Origin:
1940s (originally Australian): perhaps related to duff




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