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buffer

noun [C] (MAN)    /ˈbʌf.ər/ US  // UK old-fashioned
a silly old man: Silly old buffer!Kinds of menMen and womenThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of buffer noun (MAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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