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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English baffen ‎(to bark). Cognate with Dutch baffen ‎(to bark), Low German baffen ‎(to bark), German baffen, bäfzen ‎(to bark), Danish bjæffe ‎(to yelp), Swedish bjäbba ‎(to yelp, bark). Compare buff, yaff.

VerbEdit

baff ‎(third-person singular simple present baffs, present participle baffing, simple past and past participle baffed)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To bark; yelp.

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Old French baffe ‎(slap in the face) (French baffe), of imitative origin.

VerbEdit

baff ‎(third-person singular simple present baffs, present participle baffing, simple past and past participle baffed)

  1. To hit or strike, especially with something flat or soft.
  2. (golf) To strike the ground with the bottom of the club when taking a stroke.
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Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

baff ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Geordie) blank

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