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duff 1

 (dŭf)
n.
A stiff flour pudding made with fruit and spices and boiled in a cloth bag or steamed.

[Dialectal variation of dough.]

duff 2

 (dŭf)
n.
1. Decaying leaves and branches covering a forest floor.
2. Fine coal; slack.

[Origin unknown.]

duff 3

 (dŭf)
n. Slang
The buttocks.

[Origin unknown.]

duff

(dʌf)
n
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]

duff

(dʌf)
vb (tr)
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
adj
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]

duff

(dʌf)
n
(Anatomy) slang the rump or buttocks
[C20: special use of duff1]

duff1

(dʌf)

n. Slang.
the buttocks or rump.
[1885–90; expressive word, perhaps akin to Scots doup the buttocks (< Old Norse daup)]

duff2

(dʌf)

n.
a boiled or steamed flour pudding, often containing currants, citron, etc.
[1830–40; dial. variant (Scots, N England) of dough]

duff4

(dʌf)

n.
organic matter in various stages of decomposition on the floor of the forest.
[1835–45; orig. Scots]

duff


Past participle: duffed
Gerund: duffing

Imperative
duff
duff
Present
I duff
you duff
he/she/it duffs
we duff
you duff
they duff
Preterite
I duffed
you duffed
he/she/it duffed
we duffed
you duffed
they duffed
Present Continuous
I am duffing
you are duffing
he/she/it is duffing
we are duffing
you are duffing
they are duffing
Present Perfect
I have duffed
you have duffed
he/she/it has duffed
we have duffed
you have duffed
they have duffed
Past Continuous
I was duffing
you were duffing
he/she/it was duffing
we were duffing
you were duffing
they were duffing
Past Perfect
I had duffed
you had duffed
he/she/it had duffed
we had duffed
you had duffed
they had duffed
Future
I will duff
you will duff
he/she/it will duff
we will duff
you will duff
they will duff
Future Perfect
I will have duffed
you will have duffed
he/she/it will have duffed
we will have duffed
you will have duffed
they will have duffed
Future Continuous
I will be duffing
you will be duffing
he/she/it will be duffing
we will be duffing
you will be duffing
they will be duffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been duffing
you have been duffing
he/she/it has been duffing
we have been duffing
you have been duffing
they have been duffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been duffing
you will have been duffing
he/she/it will have been duffing
we will have been duffing
you will have been duffing
they will have been duffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been duffing
you had been duffing
he/she/it had been duffing
we had been duffing
you had been duffing
they had been duffing
Conditional
I would duff
you would duff
he/she/it would duff
we would duff
you would duff
they would duff
Past Conditional
I would have duffed
you would have duffed
he/she/it would have duffed
we would have duffed
you would have duffed
they would have duffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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

duff

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.
Translations

duff

1 [dʌf] (Brit) ADJ (= useless) → inútil; (= poor quality) → de tres al cuarto

duff

2 [dʌf] VT to duff sb updar una paliza a algn

duff

3 [dʌf] N (Culin) → budín m, pudín m

duff

4 [dʌf] Nculo m
he just sits on his duff all daypasa el día sin hacer nada
get off your duff!¡no te quedes ahí sentado y haz algo!

duff

[ˈdʌf] adj (British) (= useless) → nullard(e), nul(le)
duff up
vt (= beat up) → tabasser duffel bag duffle bag [ˈdʌfəlbæg] duffel [ˈdʌfəl] nsac m marinduffel coat duffle coat [ˈdʌfəlkəʊt] duffel [ˈdʌfəl] nduffel-coat m

duff

1
n (Cook) → Mehlpudding m

duff

2
adj (Brit inf) machine, watch (= useless)nutzlos; (= broken)kaputt (inf); ideablöd (inf); film, book, record, jobmies (inf); loanfaul (inf); companyunrentabel; opponentunfähig; I’ll bet you it’s a duff oneich wette, dass es nichts taugt
n (esp US inf: = buttocks) → Hintern m (inf), → Arsch m (vulg); to get off one’s duffseinen Arsch in Bewegung setzen (sl)

duff

[dʌf] adj (Brit) (fam) (effort, attempt) → balordo/a
duff up vt + adv (Brit) (fam) → tempestare di pugni