baffy

[ baf-ee ]
/ ˈbæf i /

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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Example sentences from the Web for baffy

  • 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.

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

    The Half-Back|Ralph Henry Barbour