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Etymology 1[edit]

rebuff +‎ -er


rebuffer (plural rebuffers)

  1. One who, or that which, rebuffs.
    • 2001, Leonard Sweet, Soultsunami: Sink Or Swim in New Millennium Culture
      One of the church's great roles is as the great dissenter of every age, the bearer of unwelcome truths, the rebuffer of the wisdoms of the world.

Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ buffer


rebuffer (third-person singular simple present rebuffers, present participle rebuffering, simple past and past participle rebuffered)

  1. (transitive, computing) To buffer (data) again.
    • 2005, Stephen B. Weinstein, The multimedia Internet
      This avoids client-side buffer underflows and rebuffering interruptions.