Pronunciation: (buf),[key] —n. 1. a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc.
2. a brownish-yellow color; tan.
3. a buff stick or buff wheel.
4. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject: Civil War buffs avidly read the new biography of Grant. 5. Informal.the bare skin: in the buff. 6. Also called buffcoat. a thick, short coat of buffalo leather, worn esp. by English soldiers and American colonists in the 17th century.
7. Informal.a buffalo.
—adj. 1. having the color of buff.
2. made of buff leather.
3. Slang.physically attractive; muscular.
—v.t. 1. to clean or polish (metal) or give a grainless finish of high luster to (plated surfaces) with or as if with a buff stick or buff wheel.
2. to polish or shine, esp. with a buffer: to buff shoes. 3. to dye or stain in a buff color.
Pronunciation: (buf),[key] —v.t. to reduce or deaden the force of; act as a buffer.