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Definition of Buff


  1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.
  2. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
  3. A military coat, made of buff leather.
  4. The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
  5. A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
  6. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.
  7. Made of buff leather.
  8. Of the color of buff.
  9. To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.
  10. To strike.
  11. A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."
  12. Firm; sturdy.

Buff Quotations

I have been a film buff all my life and believe that the finest cinema is fully the equal of the best novels.
Salman Rushdie

I've gotten more buff.
Tiger Woods

I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies.
Denzel Washington

I'm not a real film buff. Unfortunately, I don't have time. I just don't go. And I become very nervous when I go to a film because I worry so much about the director and it is hard for me to digest my popcorn.
David Lynch

I became a set designer for opera. I'm a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.
Maurice Sendak
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Buff Translations

buff in French is buffle
buff in German is Leder, nackt, Leder
buff in Spanish is dar brillo

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