Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAFUFF, BAL(L)FUFF, BELFUFF, n. A fictitious place, remote and unspecified. [bɛl′fʌf Bnff., bɑl′fʌf Abd., Ags.; bɑ′fʌf Ags.]
Bnff. 1912 4,
Ballfuff. Bnff. 1932 2 :
Dae ye tell m' 'at ye never h'ard o' the place? It's nae sae far awa' 's the back o' Belfuff. Ags. 1897 “F. Mackenzie” Sprays of Northern Pine 54:
Forvie Sands, gudewife; that's shurely at the back o' Bafuff? Ags. 1933 2 :
The back o' Balfuff, far the grey mare foaled the fiddler.
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