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- 1 English
- 1.1 Pronunciation
- 1.2 Etymology 1
- 1.3 Etymology 2
- Rhymes: -ʌf
buff (plural buffs)
- Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.
- a suit of buff
- A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.
- A brownish yellow colour.
- a visage rough, deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff
- A military coat made of buff leather.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- (informal) A person who is very interested in a particular subject; an enthusiast.
- He’s a history buff.
- (gaming) An effect that temporally makes a gaming character stronger.
- (rail transport) Compressive coupler force that occurs during a slack bunched condition.
- The bare skin.
- to strip to the buff
- To be in buff is equivalent to being naked.
- The greyish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat.
- A substance used to dilute (street) drugs in order to increase profits.
- Police said the 20 ton hydraulic jack was used to press mixtures of cocaine and "buff" into bricks. (CBC)
a person who is very interested in a particular subject
- Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.
- (bodybuilding): Unusually muscular. (also buffed or buffed out)
- The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl.
- 1994, Blurred Boundaries: Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Culture, page 155:
- The appearance of logic often derives from faulty syllogisms such as Sgt. Koon's conclusion that King was an ex-con because he was "buffed out" (heavily muscled). The thinking is: "ex-cons are often buffed out; this man is buffed out; therefore, this man is an ex-con."
- (slang) attractive.
- To polish and make shiny by rubbing.
- He was already buffing the car's hubs.
- (gaming) To make a character stronger.
- The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.
To polish and make shiny
buff (plural buffs)