Duff Duff (d[u^]f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Duffing}.] [Etym. uncertain.] [Colloq. or Slang] 1. To treat or manipulate so as to give a specious appearance to; to fake; hence, to cheat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. In Australia, to alter the brands on (cattle, horses, etc.); to steal (cattle, etc.), and alter their brands. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • duff — dụff 〈Adj.; nddt.〉 glanzlos, matt, dumpf [vermutl. zu taub] * * * Duff   [dʌf], Alexander, schottischer presbyterianischer Missionar, * Moulin (Perth) 26. 4. 1806, ✝ Sidmouth (County Devon) 12. 2. 1878. Seit 1830 (mit Unterbrechungen) als erster… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Duff — (d[u^]f), n. [From OE. dagh. [root]67. See {Dough}.] 1. Dough or paste. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. A stiff flour pudding, boiled in a bag; a term used especially by seamen; as, plum duff. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duff — (d[u^]f), n. the buttocks; as, get off your duff and get to work. [slang] Syn: rump; ass. [] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duff — m Scottish: short form of various Gaelic compound names containing the element dubh dark, black. In modern use it is in part a transferred use of the surname Duff, originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or a swarthy complexion …   First names dictionary

  • duff — Ⅰ. duff [1] ► NOUN ▪ a flour pudding boiled or steamed in a cloth bag. ORIGIN northern English form of DOUGH(Cf. ↑doughy). Ⅱ. duff [2] ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal …   English terms dictionary

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