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Definition of Buffet


  1. A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
  2. A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.
  3. A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
  4. A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.
  5. A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
  6. To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
  7. To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
  8. To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
  9. To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
  10. To make one's way by blows or struggling.

Buffet Quotations

I did a gig at a comedy club in Bournemouth where they served a buffet while the acts were on. There was the clang of people carving turkey during the set. If you put comedy and turkey side by side, turkey always wins.
Jack Whitehall

Warren Buffet told me once and he said always follow your gut. When you have that gut feeling, you have to go with don't go back on it.
LeBron James

On many occasions, an informal buffet and casual seating offer a little more intimacy than a loud gathering around a big table.
Yotam Ottolenghi

We all have to be dishes on a plate eventually, with the way we are marketed, but I have no intention of being a cheap Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet.

I did though at least expect him to correct the false statements he made when he was trying to protect the Presidency. Instead, he talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking. I was the buffet and he just couldn't resist the dessert.
Monica Lewinsky
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Buffet Translations

buffet in Danish is buffet
buffet in Dutch is tapkast, bar, buffet
buffet in Finnish is tarjoiluhuone
buffet in French is bar, buffet
buffet in German is Buffet, Puff, hin und herwerfen, Schlag
buffet in Latin is plaga
buffet in Norwegian is bar
buffet in Portuguese is bufete
buffet in Spanish is bar
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