blindman's bluff
noun see blindman's buff

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • 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 — 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 — /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 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

  • blind·man's bluff — /ˈblaındˈmænz / noun [noncount] : a game for children in which a player whose eyes are covered with a piece of cloth tries to catch and identify the other players called also blindman s buff …   Useful english dictionary

  • blindman'sbluff — blind·man s bluff (blīndʹmănz ) n. A game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blindman s buff.   [Alteration of blindman s buff, from buff, a blow, short for buffet2.] * * * …   Universalium

  • child's game — noun a game enjoyed by children • Hypernyms: ↑game • Hyponyms: ↑blindman s bluff, ↑blindman s buff, ↑cat and mouse, ↑cat and rat, ↑cat s cradle, ↑hide and seek, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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