Buff
Buff Buff, n. [See {Buffet}.] A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase ``Blindman's buff.'' See {blindman's buff}. [1913 Webster]

Nathless so sore a buff to him it lent That made him reel. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Buff — (b[u^]f), n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See {Buffalo}.] 1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buff — Buff, a. 1. Made of buff leather. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the color of buff. [1913 Webster] {Buff coat}, a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • buff — buff1 [buf] n. [earlier buffe, buffalo < Fr buffle < It bufalo,BUFFALO] 1. a heavy, soft, brownish yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides 2. a military coat made of this leather 3. a) a stick or small… …   English World dictionary

  • buff — Ⅰ. buff [1] ► NOUN 1) a yellowish beige colour. 2) a dull yellow leather with a velvety surface. ► VERB 1) polish. 2) give (leather) a velvety finish. ● i …   English terms dictionary

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  • buff — 1570s, buffe leather, from M.Fr. buffle buffalo (15c., via It. from L. bufalus; see see BUFFALO (Cf. buffalo)). The color term comes from the hue of buffalo hides (later ox hides); association of hide and skin led c.1600 to in the buff, and use… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Buff — Buff, v. t. to polish with a soft cloth, especially one similar to a {buff[5]}. See {Buff}, n., 5. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buff — Buff, a. [Of uncertain etymol.] Firm; sturdy. [1913 Webster] And for the good old cause stood buff, Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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