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English

Etymology

The word is first known in English from the 15th century from Scots. Although the etymology is uncertain, the most likely origin is thought to be from the Middle Dutch colf (club). Note that the idea that "golf" is an acronym from "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden" is false - this is a folk etymology.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
golf

Plural
-

golf (-)
  1. (sports) A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes.
  2. The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to golf

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to golf (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To play golf.

Anagrams


Croatian

Noun

golf m. sg.

  1. golf

Dutch

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Pronunciation

Noun

golf f. (plural golven)

  1. wave
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) wave
  3. (geography) gulf

golf n.

  1. golf

Derived terms


Finnish

(index g)

Etymology

From English golf.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: golf
  • IPA: /'golf/

Noun

golf (stem golf-*)

  1. golf

Derived terms


Swedish

Noun

Inflection for golf Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive
Declination for golf Singular Uncountable
Common Indefinite Definite
Nominative golf golfen
Genitive golfs golfens

golf c.

  1. gulf, bay
  2. golf; a sport

Vietnamese

Noun

golf

  1. golf

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