Definition of blind man's buff in English:

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blind man's buff

Pronunciation: /ˌblʌɪnd ˌmanz ˈbʌf/
(US blindman's bluff)


A game in which a blindfold player tries to catch others while being pushed about by them.
Example sentences
  • The original libretto is lost, although it is known that the ballet featured Cupid, a game of blind man's buff, and a trio of shepherdesses, one of whom is disguised as a man.
  • I know you are opposed to violence, but the fool had the audacity to let his two youngest stroll over to our house and ask for Janet to join them in a game of blind man's bluff.
  • The US, for the most part, is engaged in a brutal game of blind man's bluff.


Early 17th century: from buff 'a blow', from Old French bufe (see buffet2).

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