A man playing golf.
Origin of golfLate Middle English (Scot) golf, gouff, usually derived, derivative ; from Dutch kolf, a club, but all early forms have g-, and the -l- may be unhistoric, hence ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Scottish gowf, to strike ; from gowf, a blow (with the open hand)
verbgolfed, golf·ing, golfs
Origin of golfMiddle English.
- (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.
- The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
(third-person singular simple present golfs, present participle golfing, simple past and past participle golfed)
- To play golf.