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baffy

[ baf-ee ]
/ ˈbæf i /
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noun, plural baff·ies.Golf.
a short, wooden club with a steep-sloped face, for lofting the ball.
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Also called number four wood.

Origin of baffy

First recorded in 1885–90; baff + -y2
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How to use baffy in a sentence

  • 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
  • There is a man who calls his baffy Jumbo, and it does not seem a nice name.

  • There are words like 'foozle' and 'tee-off' and 'schlaff' and 'baffy-iron' and 'Glenlivet.'

    Peeps at People|John Kendrick Bangs
  • "I fear he doesn't know a bulger from a baffy," he added sorrowfully.

    The Half-Back|Ralph Henry Barbour
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