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1. Someone who is stupid and/or inept. What duffer stapled the report together with the pages all out of order?
2. Someone who plays a sport, especially golf, poorly. Aw man, that guy's a real duffer—if you let him join our foursome, we'll be on the course all day!
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duffer

(ˈdəfɚ)
1. n. a foolish oaf; a bumbler. Pete’s just a duffer—he’s not really serious at it.
2. n. an unskilled golfer. Those duffers up ahead are holding up the game.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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