blind man's buff

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English[edit]

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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.

Noun[edit]

blind man's buff (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, games) A game where one person is blindfolded and tries to catch the other players.[1]
    Synonyms: hoodman-blind, (both obsolete) hoodwink

Related terms[edit]

  • hoodman (the blindfolded player) (obsolete)

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References[edit]

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

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