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duff

[W Car.; DJE, one of the nautical words that came ashore in Jamaica; OED, a flour pudding boiled in a bag (originally a northern pronunciation of dough; cf. enough)] n. a cake-like boiled pudding made with fruit, such as guava, raisins, coconut, dates: 1928 Duff . .similar to a pie, out of flour; boil it (Parsons 473). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-02-20 21:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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