Meaning of buff

buff

Pronunciation: (buf), [key]
— n.
  1. a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc.
  2. a brownish-yellow color; tan.
  3. a buff stick or buff wheel.
  4. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject: Civil War buffs avidly read the new biography of Grant.
  5. the bare skin: in the buff.
  6. Also calleda thick, short coat of buffalo leather, worn esp. by English soldiers and American colonists in the 17th century.
  7. a buffalo.
—adj.
  1. having the color of buff.
  2. made of buff leather.
  3. physically attractive; muscular.
—v.t.
  1. to clean or polish (metal) or give a grainless finish of high luster to (plated surfaces) with or as if with a buff stick or buff wheel.
  2. to polish or shine, esp. with a buffer: to buff shoes.
  3. to dye or stain in a buff color.

buff

Pronunciation: (buf), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to reduce or deaden the force of; act as a buffer.
—n.
  1. a blow; slap.

buff

Pronunciation: (buf), [key]
— n.
  1. buffe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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