duff McDonald is a contributing editor at New York magazine and a former contributing editor at Condé Nast Portfolio.
Like many of the competitors, neither she nor duff is concerned about winning, only with finishing.
“Those girls got gigantic rings,” Bonnie Fuller says of the diamonds given to Underwood and duff.
"buttocks, rump," 1830s, of unknown origin.
The buttocks; rump; ass: A bunch of lazy guys sitting around on our duffs
[1830s+; origin uncertain; perhaps black slang for fud, ''buttocks,'' attested by 1785; perhaps fr duff, ''a (sailors') pudding boiled in a bag,'' which bag may have suggested a human fundament in shape; in this sense duff is a Northern pronunciation of dough]