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Dictionary Definition

buff adj : of the color of buff leather

Noun

1 an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, devotee, lover]
2 a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
3 bare skin; "swimming in the buff"
4 a medium to dark tan color [syn: yellowish brown, raw sienna, caramel, caramel brown]
5 an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: buffer]

Verb

1 strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buffet]
2 polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes" [syn: burnish, furbish, flush]

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English

Etymology

From buffe, from buffle.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.
  2. A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.
  3. A brownish yellow colour.
    buff colour:   
  4. A military coat made of buff leather.
  5. A person who is very interested in a particular subject.
    He’s a history buff.
  6. An effect that makes a gaming character stronger.

Derived terms

Translations

a person who is very interested in a particular subject
A brownish yellow colour

Adjective

  1. Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.
  2. : Unusually muscular. (also buffed)
  3. attractive.

Derived terms

Translations

Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow
Unusually muscular
Good looking

Verb

  1. To polish and make shiny.
  2. To make a character stronger.
    The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.

Derived terms

Translations

To polish and make shiny

See also

Extensive Definition

Buff or BUFF may refer to:

See also

buff in German: Buff
buff in Polish: Buff

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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