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Definition of buff:

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


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