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[mass noun]
1A yellowish-beige colour: [as modifier]: a buff envelope
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  • Body fur may be black, brown, grey, buff, red, white or multi-coloured, with many varieties of face markings.
  • The whole room is a zebra pelt of black and white and that colour that has been the fashion staple for so long they've invented a dozen names for it - taupe, camel, fawn, buff.
  • In the raffle, if they call out ticket 315, chances are I'll have it, but in buff when they want blue.
2A stout dull yellow leather with a velvety surface.
Example sentences
  • The buff coat was a standard piece of clothing for both the foot soldier and and the cavalryman. It offered moderate protection against blows from swords, but was ineffective against musket fire.
  • Officers were members of the gentry who did not wear a uniform but wore their own fine quality civilian clothes. They might wear a buff coat made of thick leather, with a small armour ‘gorget’ around their throat.
  • Among others, there is an account of his exchanging the bishop's cassock for the buff jerkin of a ballad singer, and selling out his stock of ballads at a tavern.
3 [count noun] A stick, wheel, or pad used for polishing.
Example sentences
  • Further, electrolytic polishing in a phosphoric acid solution or polishing with a buff can be conducted instead of the chemical polishing.
  • The method of manufacturing a resin filled board according to claim 3, wherein said surfaces of said conductive layer are mechanically polished using a buff.

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
1Polish (something): he buffed the glass until it gleamed
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  • This surface is then buffed and polished with ever finer materials, like lambs wool, until the characteristic lustre is achieved.
  • When placed against the hot glass, the pad steams and smokes, forming a layer of carbon that helps to buff the glass.
  • The makeup artist has smoothed and buffed the skin of his face, highlighting the wide planes of his cheekbones.
Sinónimos
polish, burnish, rub up, rub, smooth, shine, wipe, clean
1.1Give (leather) a velvety finish by removing the surface of the grain.
Example sentences
  • Many of the grain defects in a leather do not penetrate into the leather nearly to the depth of the grain layer, and can be entirely removed by buffing.
  • Processing can be carried out on full grain and buffed leather of any origin and on leather fibre materials.
  • The buffing operation also releases particulates, which may contain chromium. Leather tanning facilities, however, have not been viewed as sources of chromium emissions by the States in which they are located.

adjetivo

North American informal Volver al principio  
(Of a person or their body) in good physical shape with well-developed muscles: the driver was a buff blond named March
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  • Core strength is key to developing a beautiful, buff body from head to toe, says this month's featured trainer, Lisa Wheeler.
  • He worked in Honduras in the 1980s - a big, buff guy with a metal plate in his head.
  • ‘They were big, buff guys in caps and sunglasses, and their guns were drawn,’ Williams says.

Origen

mid 16th century: probably from French buffle, from Italian bufalo, from late Latin bufalus (see buffalo). The original sense in English was 'buffalo', later 'oxhide' or 'colour of oxhide'.

Frases

in the buff

1
informal Naked: people generally don’t go swimming in the buff in public places
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  • In 1998, in the early morning hours after Montreal's massive Black & Blue circuit party benders, a man awoke in an alley, in the buff, with no memory of who he was or where he came from.
  • I'm not implying we should all be in the buff all the time.
  • Here's a hint, don't try gymnastics in the buff.

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Saltos de línea: buff

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[with modifier] informal
A person who is enthusiastically interested in and very knowledgeable about a particular subject: a computer buff
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If you're a film score buff or someone interested in good 20th century music, this CD issue won't disappoint.
  • It's the perfect partner for workout enthusiasts and exercise buffs!
  • For example, offering a net-based service costs very little and the expertise is often found among young computer buffs.
Sinónimos
expert, connoisseur, aficionado, authority, pundit, cognoscente, one of the cognoscenti, savant
informal freak, nut, fiend, maniac, ham, ninja
North American informal maven, geek, nerd
South African informal fundi

Origen

early 20th century: from buff1, originally applied to enthusiastic fire-watchers, because of the buff uniforms formerly worn by New York volunteer firemen.

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