Baffle vs Baffie - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between baffle and baffie
is that baffle
is a device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether while baffie
is (golf) a traditional name for a.
As a verb baffle
is (obsolete) to publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
(obsolete) To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
- He by the heeles him hung upon a tree, / And baffuld so, that all which passed by / The picture of his punishment might see […].
To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.
- I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.
* John Locke
- calculations so difficult as to have baffled , until within a recent period, the most enlightened nations
- The mere intricacy of a question should not baffle us.
- the art that baffles time's tyrannic claim
To struggle in vain.
- a suitable scripture ready to repel and baffle them all
- A ship baffles with the winds.
* See also
A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.
- Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.
(golf) A traditional name for a
(Scotland) A slipper, or a worn, comfortable shoe.
* 2000 , Kate Atkinson, Emotionally Weird , Macmillan (2001), ISBN 978-0-312-27999-8,
* 2001 , Janet Paisley, Not for Glory , Canongate, ISBN 9781841951744, page 241:
- ; the inhabitants' benign indifference to idiosyncratic behavior (the way, for example, that you could walk down the street in nothing but a pair of baffies with a budgerigar on your head and no-one would think twice of it).
* 2003 , Katie MacAlister, Men in Kilts , Penguin Group, ISBN 978-0-451-41113-6,
- put him oot the door in his semmit an his baffies .
- “You can’t be walking about in the muck with naught but your skirts and baffies'. ” ¶ By process of elimination I narrowed the word ' baffies to mean some sort of footwear.
baffies” in Betty Kirkpatrick, The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Words and Phrases , Crombie Jardine Publishing (2006), ISBN 978-1-905102-88-4.