Definitions of buff

  1. To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.
  2. strike, beat repeatedly; " The wind buffeted him"
  3. polish and make shiny; " buff the wooden floors"; " buff my shoes"
  4. an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing ( as in manicuring)
  5. a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e. g. buffalo or oxen
  6. an ardent follower and admirer
  7. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.
  8. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
  9. A military coat, made of buff leather.
  10. The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
  11. A buffet; a blow; - obsolete except in the phrase Blindman's buff.
  12. A thick leather prepared from the skin of the buffalo, ox, etc., dressed with oil; a pale or faded yellowish orange; the bare skin.
  13. A leather made from the skin of the buffalo: the color of buff, a light yellow:- pl. a regiment so named from their buff- colored facings.
  14. Leather dressed without tanning; a yellowish or pale orange color.
  15. A light brownish- yellow.
  16. A coat made of buff- leather.
  17. A leather prepared from the skin of the buffalo; the skins of other animals similarly dressed; a military coat made of such leather; the colour of buff, a light yellow; a yellow substance formed on the surface of blood drawn in inflammatory diseases.
  18. A blow. To stand buff, to face boldly.
  19. A sort of soft leather prepared from the skin of the buffalo; a colour near to yellow; yellow substance on blood in inflammations.
  20. of the color of buff leather
  21. A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
  22. The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.
  23. Made of buff leather.
  24. Of the color of buff.
  25. Firm; sturdy.
  26. Made of thick oiled leather; of a pale yellow color.
  27. Of buff leather; light yellow. See Buffalo.
  28. Of the colour of buff- leather, or made of it.