- For some reason, no matter which production I watch, I'm happy during the first three acts but the minute the old duffer stalks the moors in the storm, I'm lost.
- It's very exciting even for an old duffer like me.
- But to give the old duffer his due, he isn't the first to attempt such a blatantly bloodsucking sonic hook-up.
mid 19th century: from Scots dowfart 'stupid person', from douf 'spiritless'.
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mid 19th century: of unknown origin; in use earlier as thieves' slang for 'someone who sells trashy articles as if they were valuable'.
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