"duffer" Definition

  1. a hawker of “Brummagem” or sham jewellery, or of shams of any kind, a fool, a worthless person. DUFFER was formerly synonymous with DUDDER, and was a general term given to pedlars. It is mentioned in the _Frauds of London_ (1760) as a word in frequent use in the last century to express cheats of all kinds.
  2. anything of no merit. A term applied by artists to a picture below mediocrity, and by dealers in jewellery to any spurious article. It is now general in its application to a worthless fellow.

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Position in the dictionary: 1103 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: duffing, duffy, duke, duke humphrey., dukes, dukey, dumbfound, dummacker, dummies, dummy
Previous words in the dictionary: duff, duds, dudeen, dudder, ducks and drakes, ducks, ducket, duck, ducats, dubsman

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