1. noun /dʌf/
a) Dough.

The storekeeper had sent them an unbroken case of canned plum pudding, and probably by this time he was wondering what had become of that blanky case of duff.

b) A stiff flour pudding, often with dried fruit, boiled in a cloth bag, or steamed
2. adjective /dʌf/
Worthless; not working properly, defective.

Why do I always get a shopping trolley with duff wheels?

3. verb /dʌf/
a) To alter the branding of stolen cattle; to steal cattle.

I heard Nick got duffed up behind the shopping centre at the weekend.

b) To beat (up).
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