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buff1

 
pronunciation:
buhf
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft, thick yellow leather made from the buffalo hide or the hide of other animals.
similar words:
chamois, hide, leather
definition 2: a stick or wheel covered with a soft cloth or piece of leather, used for cleaning or polishing.
similar words:
buffer, burnisher, chamois, dauber, polisher, swab
definition 3: a yellowish brown color.
synonyms:
tan
similar words:
brown, straw, tawny, yellow
definition 4: (informal) an enthusiast of some hobby, sport, activity, or the like.
She was a foreign film buff.
synonyms:
devotee, enthusiast, nut
similar words:
connoisseur, fan
definition 5: (informal) the naked skin.
He sleeps in the buff.
similar words:
nude
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of buff leather.
similar words:
leather
definition 2: of or pertaining to the color buff.
synonyms:
tan
similar words:
brown, sandy, tawny, yellow, yellowish
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buffed, buffing, buffs
definition: to clean or polish with a buff stick, buff wheel, or a soft cloth.
synonyms:
burnish, polish, shine
similar words:
furbish, rub, wax
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