- A stiff flour pudding, often with dried fruit, boiled in a cloth bag, or steamed
- 1901: The storekeeper had sent them an unbroken case of canned plum pudding, and probably by this time he was wondering what had become of that blanky case of duff. — w:Henry Lawson, Henry Lawson, short story The Ghosts of Many Christmases, published in Children of the Bush http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7065
- (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning an error
- (context, Scotland, US) decaying vegetable matter on the forest floor
- (slang) the bits left in the bottom of the bag after the booty has been consumed, like crumbs
- (slang) the buttocks; normally used in the phrases to sit on (one's) duff or get off (one's) duff
- (golf) to hit the ground behind the ball. It is a back-formation from "duffer".category:Back-formationscategory:Requests for cleanup
- (Australia) to alter the branding of stolen cattle; to steal cattle.
- not working properly
Etymology: Duff is a close rendering of the Irish word, Dubh, which means black-haired.
- Why do I always get a shopping trolley with wheels?
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for duff for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of duff