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Etymology

From buffe (leather), from Middle French buffle (buffalo).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
buff

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

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Adjective

buff (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
buff

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. (color) Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.
  2. (bodybuilding): Unusually muscular. (also buffed)
    The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl.
  3. (slang) attractive.

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Verb

Infinitive
to buff

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to buff (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To polish and make shiny.
  2. (gaming) To make a character stronger.
    The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.

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