duffer

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duffer

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!

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.
References in classic literature ?
"Gawd," he said, "I wonner if I've been played fer a duffer."
Then put one on Godsmejudge, each-way, and don't complain if it all goes wrong and they turn out to be the tips of a duffer. I've still got 22 more tips to go before Mr Ansell's ghost taps me on the shoulder.
With Tiger Woods playing like a duffer, the man known to me as Igor (after the gargoyle in schlock horror movies) was not threatened in a final round that was a chemical-free alternative to the sleeping pill.
He recalls: "I said to myself `good venue, but an even better name', and decided that if I ever had a horse who I thought would be good enough I'd call him that - after all, it's too good a name to waste on a duffer."
I AM appalled that Tory MP Teresa Gorman said: "You could call me a duffer. I am just muddle-headed," when it was discovered that she had failed to reveal ownership of a company with a pounds 150,000 turnover, and a rented house (The Mirror, May 21).
And if she admits she is a duffer what on earth is she doing as a Member of Parliament?