Blindman's buff
Blindman's buff Blind"man's buff", Blind man's buff Blind" man's buff" [See {Buff} a buffet.] A game in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the other players, and tell who it is. [1913 Webster]

Surely he fancies I play at blindman's buff with him, for he thinks I never have my eyes open. --Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blindman's buff — [blīnd′manz΄] n. [buff contr. < BUFFET1] a game in which a blindfolded player has to catch and identify another player: also blindman s bluff …   English World dictionary

  • blindman's buff — /bluynd manz buf / a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blindman s bluff. [1580 90] * * * ▪ game       children s game played as early as 2,000 years ago in Greece. The game is… …   Universalium

  • blindman's buff — noun a children s game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify other players • Syn: ↑blindman s bluff • Hypernyms: ↑child s game * * * ˈblīn(d)ˌmanz , ˌmaa(ə)nz noun Etymology: blind man + buff (buffet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blindman's buff — noun Date: 1599 a group game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify another player called also blindman s bluff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blindman's buff — blind•man s buff [[t]ˈblaɪndˌmænz ˈbʌf[/t]] n. gam a game in which a blindfolded player must catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blind′man s bluff′ • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • blindman's-buff — n. Hoodman blind, blind man buff …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • blindman's buff —   Pō ai puni makapō …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • blindman's bluff — noun a children s game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify other players • Syn: ↑blindman s buff • Hypernyms: ↑child s game …   Useful english dictionary

  • blindman's bluff — noun see blindman s buff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blindman’s bluff — ➡ blind man’s buff * * * …   Universalium

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