Old duffers drinking whiskey in the locker room at the Woodland Golf Club

duffer noun
1. Informal.

  • a plodding, clumsy, incompetent person.
  • a person inept or inexperienced at a specific sport, as golf.

2. Northern and North Midland U.S.

  • an old man, especially a dull or indecisive one.

3. Slang.

  • anything inferior, counterfeit, or useless.
  • a peddler, especially one who sells cheap, flashy goods.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a duffer you have known.

Art Prompt: Duffer

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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