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noun, plural baff·ies. Golf.
  1. a short, wooden club with a steep-sloped face, for lofting the ball.
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Origin of baffy

First recorded in 1885–90; baff + -y2
Also called number four wood.
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Historical Examples

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

    The Spirit of the Links

    Henry Leach

  • "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.


    Charles Emmett Van Loan