buff - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “buff”

See all translations

buff

noun [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

buff

adjective 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.

buff

verb [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…
(Definition of buff from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of buff?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “buff” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More