blind man's buff

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Etymology[edit]

blind man's + an obsolete sense of buff, coming from Old French buffe (blow). First known usage from 1854.

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blind man's buff (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, games) A game where one person is blindfolded and tries to touch the other players.[1]

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  • hoodman (the blindfolded player) (obsolete)

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  1. ^ “Blind man's buff” in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58834-219-5.