Definition of blind man's buff in English:

blind man's buff

Line breaks: blind man's buff
Pronunciation: /blʌɪndmanzˈbʌf
(US blindman's bluff)


A game in which a blindfold player tries to catch others while being pushed about by them.
More 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).

Definition of blind man's buff in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell