[Ads-l] DUFF

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 20 16:02:39 UTC 2015

There's a new teen comedy out called "The Duff." In the movie it's
explained that "DUFF" is an acronym for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend."
The movie is based on a 2010 YA novel of the same name by Kody
Keplinger. Urban Dictionary has had an entry for "DUFF" since 2003:



Ben Zimmer

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