From Middle Dutch, cognate with baffen, bassen, either from Sanskrit (bhash) or a direct onomatopoeia
- Plural form of blaf
- (intransitive) To bark, like a canine and certain others species
- (intransitive) To shout rudely etc.
- (intransitive) To grumble, notably said of a hungry stomach
- (intransitive) To utter pointless sounds, e.g. protest or argue in vain
Conjugation of blaffen (weak)
- (to bark, like a canine) bassen