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baff

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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

Verb

Infinitive
to baff

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to baff (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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.

Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
baff

Plural
-

baff (-)
  1. (Geordie) blank

References

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[1]

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