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An example use of duff in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so James Duff wanted to open it up for …”

meanings of duff


  1. The buttocks.
  2. Coal dust, especially that left after screening or combined with other small, unsaleable bits of coal.
  3. Dough.
  4. The bits left in the bottom of the bag after the booty has been consumed, like crumbs.
  5. An error.
  6. A stiff flour pudding, often with dried fruit, boiled in a cloth bag, or steamed.
  7. Decaying vegetable matter on the forest floor.
  8. A pudding-style dessert, especially one made with plums.
  9. Something spurious or fake; a counterfeit, a worthless thing.
  10. Alternative form of daf (type of drum).
  11. Fine and dry coal in small pieces, usually anthracite.
  12. Acronym of dumb/designated ugly fat friend, an attractive woman's less attractive friend.
  13. A mixture of coal and rock.


  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​.
  3. An unincorporated community in Tennessee.
  4. An unincorporated community in Indiana.
  5. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada.


  1. To beat up.
  2. To hit the ground behind the ball.
  3. To alter the branding of stolen cattle; to steal cattle.
  4. To disguise something to make it look new.


  1. Worthless; not working properly, defective.

duff frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word duff occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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