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buffverb [T]

 us   /bʌf/

buff verb [T] (MAKE SHINE)

to ​rub a ​surface with a ​softmaterial to make it ​shine: First you ​apply the ​wax to the ​floor, ​let it ​dry, and then buff it.

buffnoun [C]

 us   /bʌf/ infml

buff noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who is very ​interested in a ​subject and ​knows a lot about it: a ​history/​movie buff

buffadjective

 us   /bʌf/ infml

buff adjective (strong)

having a ​strong, ​healthybody with well-developed ​muscles: During her ​stage show, the ​lithe, buff ​artistdances through two ​hours of 26 ​songs and 9 ​costumechanges.
(Definition of buff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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buffnoun [C]

uk   us   /bʌf/ informal
a ​person who ​knows a lot about and is very ​interested in a ​particularsubject: 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 ​beachlookingextremely 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, ​drycloth
(Definition of buff from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buff”
in Spanish color de ante…
in Vietnamese màu nâu sẫm…
in Malaysian kuning pucat…
in Thai สีน้ำตาลอมเหลือง…
in French chamois…
in German lederfarben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱好者…
in Indonesian kuning kusam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛好者…
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