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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

duff
noun \ˈdəf\
Popularity: Bottom 40% of words

Definition of duff
1
:  a boiled or steamed pudding often containing dried fruit
2
:  the partly decayed organic matter on the forest floor
3
:  fine coal :  slack
Origin and Etymology of duff
English dialect, alteration of dough

First Known Use: 1816

2 duff
noun
Definition of duff
:  buttocks
Origin and Etymology of duff
origin unknown

First Known Use: circa 1837

3 duff
adjective
Definition of duff
British
:  inferior, worthless
Origin and Etymology of duff
duff, noun, something worthless, from 1duff


First Known Use: circa 1889


Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.
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