Cattle duffer

rustler, cattle thief, sheep thief

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • cattle duffer — Australian Slang rustler, cattle thief, sheep thief …   English dialects glossary

  • Duffer — 1. stupid or incompetent person; one who is socially and practically inept: He s a bit of a duffer, but harmless at that ; 2. used as a mild remonstrance to someone who has done something silly, been clumsy, etc.: You ve left you hat on the train …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • duffer — Australian Slang 1. stupid or incompetent person; one who is socially and practically inept: He s a bit of a duffer, but harmless at that ; 2. used as a mild remonstrance to someone who has done something silly, been clumsy, etc.: You ve left you …   English dialects glossary

  • Duffer — may refer to: Duffer (Narnia), invisible dwarves in the Chronicles of Narnia Duffer , in Australian English, a person occupied in cattle raiding Glossary of chess#D#Duffer, a weak player in the game of chess In biology: Duffers group, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Cattle raiding — Cattle rustling or cattle raiding is the act of stealing livestock. In Australia, such stealing is often referred to as duffing , and the person as a duffer . [Baker, Sidney John (1945) The Australian language : an examination of the English… …   Wikipedia

  • Duffer — Duf fer, n. One who duffs cattle, etc. [Australia] Unluckily, cattle stealers are by no means so rare as would be desirable; they are locally known as duffers. Baden Powell. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duffer — I. /ˈdʌfə / (say dufuh) noun 1. someone who steals cattle, sheep, etc., especially by altering the brand. 2. Obsolete British Colloquial a pedlar, especially one who sells cheap, flashy goods as valuable items under false pretences. {C19th… …   Australian English dictionary

  • duffer — noun Etymology: perhaps from duff, noun, something worthless Date: 1756 1. a. a peddler especially of cheap flashy articles b. something counterfeit or worthless 2. an incompetent, ineffectual, or clumsy perso …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duffer — duffer1 noun informal 1》 an incompetent or stupid person. 2》 Austral./NZ an unproductive mine. Origin C19: from Scots dowfart stupid person . duffer2 noun Austral. informal a person who steals and alters the brands on cattle. Origin C19 (orig.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • duffer — n. sl. 1 an inefficient, useless, or stupid person. 2 Austral. a person who duffs cattle. 3 Austral. an unproductive mine. Etymology: perh. f. Sc. doofart stupid person f. douf spiritless …   Useful english dictionary

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