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golf

play
noun \ˈgälf, ˈgȯlf, ˈgäf, ˈgȯf sometimes ˈgəlf\

Simple Definition of golf

  • : an outdoor game in which players use special clubs (called golf clubs) to try to hit a small ball with as few strokes as possible into each of 9 or 18 holes

Full Definition of golf

  1. :  a game in which a player using special clubs attempts to sink a ball with as few strokes as possible into each of the 9 or 18 successive holes on a course

golf intransitive verb
golf·er noun

Origin of golf

Middle English (Scots)


First Known Use: 15th century

Other General Sports Terms


Golf

Definition of Golf

  1. —a communications code word for the letter g



1952

First Known Use of golf

1952

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GOLFER Defined for Kids

golfer

noun golf·er \ˈgäl-fər, ˈgȯl-\

Definition of golfer

  1. :  a person who plays golf





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