Up the duff. An expression of great misfortune, expanded from it’s original meaning, to be pregnant. The expansion is due to the expression often being the unfortunate case of the pregnancy being untimely and unpredicted. “When they find all the coke in Mark’s desk, he’s gonna be sooooo up the duff!”.
Dough is another word for pudding and duff is an alternative form and pronunciation of dough. That was in use by 1840, as here from R. H. Dana in Before the Mast: “To enhance the value of the Sabbath to the crew, they are allowed on that day a pudding, or, as it is called, a ‘duff’.”. So,
Origins of “up the duff”. @Marv: OED says the etymology of this (originally Australian) expression is “obscure”, but may be related to duff = a flour pudding boiled in a bag, a dumpling. Hence analogous to similar slang phrases for pregnancy such as in the (pudding) club or to have a bun in the oven.
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Jan 09, 2019 · Possibly related to in the pudding club (duff is a type of pudding). Prepositional phrase. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, colloquial, slang) Pregnant.
Pregnant. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. You two have only been married for a couple of months, I can’t believe you’re up the duff already! I was pretty wild during my university years, which is how I found myself up the duff at 22.
Also “up (one’s) duff”. Citation from “Episode 4”, Little Britain (TV, 2004), Season 2 Episode 4 censored in hope of resolving Google’s penalty against this site . See more words with the same meaning: pregnant .
“Up the duff” is a great week-by- week companion book to read during pregnancy.
Up the Duff is the best book I have found for pregnancy. I had to restrain myself from reading ahead, and the laughs it provided were great medicine for the tough times. Not just funny as you-know-what, but informative, too. Sure, I had one of those “technical” books on pregnancy and birth, but it …
5 Star Service. I love how Up the duff has such a welcoming feel. Rebecca is so happy to find ways to cater for the whole community and open to new ideas and crazy ventures. I have used the community room for business workshops and also for creative arts parties.
Feb 20, 2015 · Directed by Ari Sandel. With Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney. A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts.