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A stiff flour pudding made with fruit and spices and boiled in a cloth bag or steamed.
[Dialectal variation of dough.]
1. Decaying leaves and branches covering a forest floor.
2. Fine coal; slack.
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1. (Cookery) a thick flour pudding, often flavoured with currants, citron, etc, and boiled in a cloth bag: plum duff.
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) up the duff slang pregnant
[C19: Northern English variant of dough]
1. slang to change the appearance of or give a false appearance to (old or stolen goods); fake
2. (Law) slang Austral to steal (cattle), altering the brand
3. (Golf) golf informal Also: sclaff to bungle (a shot) by hitting the ground behind the ball
informal Brit bad or useless, as by not working out or operating correctly; dud: a duff idea; a duff engine.
[C19: probably back formation from duffer]
(Anatomy) slang the rump or buttocks
[C20: special use of duff1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the buttocks or rump.
[1885–90; expressive word, perhaps akin to Scots doup the buttocks (< Old Norse daup)]
a boiled or steamed flour pudding, often containing currants, citron, etc.
[1830–40; dial. variant (Scots, N England) of dough]
organic matter in various stages of decomposition on the floor of the forest.
[1835–45; orig. Scots]
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Past participle: duffed
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|Noun||1.||duff - a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron|
pudding - any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
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adjective (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal) bad, poor, useless, pathetic, inferior, worthless, unsatisfactory, defective, deficient, imperfect, substandard, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), poxy (slang), pants (informal) A couple of duff tracks prevent this being a masterpiece.
duff someone up beat (up), attack, assault, batter, fill in (Brit. slang), thrash, do over (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), work over (slang), clobber (slang), put the boot in (slang), lambast(e), beat the living daylights out of (informal), knock about or around The kids had duffed up the bus conductor.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
duff1 [dʌf] (Brit) ADJ (= useless) → inútil; (= poor quality) → de tres al cuarto
duff2 [dʌf] VT to duff sb up → dar una paliza a algn
duff3 [dʌf] N (Culin) → budín m, pudín m
duff4 [dʌf] N → culo m
he just sits on his duff all day → pasa el día sin hacer nada
get off your duff! → ¡no te quedes ahí sentado y haz algo!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
duff[ˈdʌf] adj (British) (= useless) → nullard(e), nul(le)
duff upvt (= beat up) → tabasser duffel bag duffle bag [ˈdʌfəlbæg] duffel [ˈdʌfəl] n → sac m marinduffel coat duffle coat [ˈdʌfəlkəʊt] duffel [ˈdʌfəl] n → duffel-coat m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Cook) → Mehlpudding m
adj (Brit inf) machine, watch (= useless) → nutzlos; (= broken) → kaputt (inf); idea → blöd (inf); film, book, record, job → mies (inf); loan → faul (inf); company → unrentabel; opponent → unfähig; I’ll bet you it’s a duff one → ich wette, dass es nichts taugt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
duff[dʌf] adj (Brit) (fam) (effort, attempt) → balordo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995