Meaning of “buffet” in the English Dictionary

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buffetnoun [ C ]

us /bəˈfeɪ, bu-/

a meal where people serve themselves food that is arranged on a table:

Will it be a buffet or a sit-down meal?

buffetverb [ T ]

us /ˈbʌf·ɪt/

to hit something or someone repeatedly and, usually, hard:

Many fierce storms had buffeted the coast before, but this one was worse than usual.

(Definition of “buffet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)