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buffnoun [C]

uk   us   /bʌf/ informal
a person who knows a lot about and is very interested in a particular subject: a computer/opera/film buff

buffadjective

uk   us   /bʌf/

buff adjective (COLOUR)

(of) a pale, yellowish-brown colour: a buff envelope

buff adjective (HEALTHY)

If a man is buff, he has a body that is a good shape, and looks as if he has done a lot of exercise: He was spotted on the beach looking extremely buff.

buffverb [T]

uk   us   /bʌf/
to rub an object made of metal, wood, or leather in order to make it shine, using a soft, dry cloth
Translations of “buff”
in Vietnamese màu nâu sẫm…
in Spanish color de ante…
in Thai สีน้ำตาลอมเหลือง…
in Malaysian kuning pucat…
in French chamois…
in German lederfarben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛好者…
in Indonesian kuning kusam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱好者…
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