Definition of cattle duffing in English:

cattle duffing

Line breaks: cat¦tle duff|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkatldʌfɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun] Australian
Theft of cattle: two men face charges of cattle duffing
More example sentences
  • Apart from keeping the peace between the Aborigines and the few white settlers, the main problem the constables had to deal with was cattle duffing by both Aborigines and white men.
  • There is an amusing story, probably apocryphal, about a trial for cattle duffing in Queensland in the 1800's.
  • His life of crime began with horse stealing and cattle duffing and he soon turned to bushranging in 1861.

Origin

mid 19th century: duffing from duffer2.

Derivatives

cattle duffer

noun
More example sentences
  • Dungey's track takes its name from Detective Dungey who cut this route in his constant quest for cattle duffers in the 1860's.
  • Dalton was once described in early records as: ‘the haunt of cattle duffers, bushrangers and robbery under arms’.
  • Some years ago I was chasing cattle duffers (yes, it still happens), and had cause to visit a farm near Barham in New South Wales.

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