Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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BOUFF, Bowff, v.1 and n.1 [bʌuf]
1. v. To beat. “This would seem to be merely a variety of buff [to strike]” (Fif. 1825 Jam.2). Cf. Baff, n.2 and v.2, and Boof, and mod. slang usage, biff. Known to Bnff.2, Abd.2 1935. Dmf. 1702 A. Steel Annan (1933) 58:
Grivously bouffing and stryking of Jein Gass, his wife.
2. n. “A stroke in golf” (Ags.1 1935).Gsw. 1922 Glasgow Herald (13 Feb.) 8:
The caddie looked and remarking that “he didna ken anything about bisques,” said he would “tak twa bowffs.”
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