golf

[ golf, gawlf; British also gof ]
/ gɒlf, gɔlf; British also gɒf /

noun

a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
a word used in communications to represent the letter G.

verb (used without object)

to play golf.

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Origin of golf

1425–75; late Middle English; of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM golf

golf·er, nounnon·golf·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for golfing (1 of 2)

golf
/ (ɡɒlf) /

noun

  1. a game played on a large open course, the object of which is to hit a ball using clubs, with as few strokes as possible, into each of usually 18 holes
  2. (as modifier)a golf bag

verb

(intr) to play golf

Word Origin for golf

C15: perhaps from Middle Dutch colf club

British Dictionary definitions for golfing (2 of 2)

Golf
/ (ɡɒlf) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter g
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