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baffy

[baf-ee] /ˈbæf i/
noun, plural baffies. Golf.
1.
a short, wooden club with a steep-sloped face, for lofting the ball.
Also called number four wood.
Origin of baffy
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; baff + -y2
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  • There is a man who calls his baffy Jumbo, and it does not seem a nice name.

  • "I fear he doesn't know a bulger from a baffy," he added sorrowfully.

    The Half-Back

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • As Ambrose often tells us, the baffy is a sweet little club to have in the bag—provided, of course, you have the nerve to use it.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan

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