An example of baffle is when a teacher confuses a student with a complicated math problem.
- A wall or screen to hold back or turn aside the flow of liquids, gases, etc.
- Any of various devices designed to obstruct a rodent's access to a bird feeder.
Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.
A patient whose condition baffled the physicians.
Origin of baffle
- Perhaps blend of Scottish Gaelic bauchle to denounce, revile publicly, French bafouer to ridicule
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain.