\ ˈbaf, -aa(ə)f, -aif, -ȧf \
plural -s

Definition of baff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 Scottish : blow, stroke, thud she struck him on the face with a resounding baff
2 : a golf stroke in which the sole of the club hits the ground and drives the ball aloft
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Definition of baff (Entry 2 of 2)

: strike specifically : to make a stroke with a golf club so that the sole of the club strikes the ground and lofts (the ball)

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First Known Use of baff


circa 1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Transitive verb

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baff


probably of imitative origin

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“Baff.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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