Buff - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʌf|  American pronunciation of the word buff
Brit.  |bʌf|  British pronunciation of the word buff


- an ardent follower and admirer (syn: devotee, fan, lover)
- a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen
- bare skin
- a medium to dark tan color (syn: caramel)
- an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) (syn: buffer)


- strike, beat repeatedly(syn: buffet)
- polish and make shiny(syn: burnish, furbish)


- of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather


...he's such a film buff that he owns over 3,000 movies...

...protected by a fully enclosed backyard, the couple would frequently sunbathe in the buff...

He's at the gym every day trying to get buff.

the buff body of an athlete

The floors are waxed and buffed every year.

She is going to the salon to get her nails buffed.

Sandra was buffing her nails.

swimming in the buff means to swim naked

The wind buffeted him

Word forms

I/you/we/they: buff
he/she/it: buffs
present participle: buffing
past tense: buffed
past participle: buffed
singular: buff
plural: buffs
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