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Anita Graham

I am from the South West of Australia (and not dyslexic, to the point of pedantry), and we would say "doover" for that sort of placeholder word. (Mum had Irish grandparents on all sides, so I assumed it came from there).

The full name of a doover is a "dooverlacky". Mentally I associate "doover" with "horse doover", which is a variation of "hors d'oeuvres", so not at all connected.

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Adam Crockett

Woah this wouldn't surprise me if doofer is one and the same thing. Today I learned 😁