Baff

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baff A blow; a stroke; thud.
    • Baff (Golf) a stroke in which the sole of the club hits the ground and drives the ball aloft.
    • v. t. & i Baff băf To strike; to beat; to make a baff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • baff To bark; yelp.
    • baff To beat; strike; specifically, in the game of golf, to hit the ground with the club when striking at the ball.
    • n baff A blow; a heavy thump.
    • baff Worthless; useless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Baff bäf (golf) to strike the ground with a club in playing, and so to send the ball up in the air.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Scot., prob. imitative; cf. G. baff, interj. imitating the sound of a shot

Usage

In literature:

Buff says 'Baff,' to all his men, And I say 'Baff' to you again.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
Come along wid me dis instinct to de baff tub.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor
Has Ah got time t' have granny sew buttons on m' boiled shirt an' get a baff?
"Little Washington's Relatives" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In news:

Squishy Baff changes bath water into goo – Deal or Dud.
Squishy Baff changes bath water into goo – Deal or Dud.
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In science:

In particular for cgen /∈ B, f −1(cgen ) is a If a fibre f −1(c) is singular then it is not generic, we generic fibre. denote by Baff the set of all affine critical values.
Topology of generic line arrangements
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