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1. buff

noun. ['ˈbʌf'] an ardent follower and admirer.

Synonyms

  • bacchanal
  • aerophile
  • metalhead
  • lover
  • devotee
  • aficionado
  • follower
  • followers
  • fan
  • amorist
  • bacchant
  • following

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • roughen
  • stay
  • rough

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Buff

  • mcduff
  • macduff
  • mcgough
  • mcgeough
  • lebouef
  • leboeuf
  • stuff
  • stough
  • snuff
  • slough
  • scuff
  • pluff
  • gruff
  • fluff
  • enough
  • cluff
  • bruff
  • bluff
  • acuff
  • tuff
  • tough
  • shuff
  • schuff
  • ruff
  • ruf
  • rough
  • puff
  • muff
  • luff
  • huff

Example sentences of the word buff


1. Noun, singular or mass
Simply rub the stick across the fine scratches and buff with an old cloth.

2. Verb, past participle
The coats of New York and New Jersey soldiers had buff trim and were lined in white.

3. Verb, base form
This will buff the surface and restore shine to the helmet.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Polish and buff out the scratches, using circular motions, for 2 to 3 minutes.

2. buff-colored

adjective. having a buff color.

Synonyms

  • colored
  • buff-coloured
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • white
  • natural
  • impartial

3. buff-coloured

adjective. having a buff color.

Synonyms

  • buff-colored
  • colored
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • white
  • natural
  • impartial

4. buff

verb. ['ˈbʌf'] strike, beat repeatedly.

Synonyms

  • hit

Antonyms

  • awkward
  • difficult

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. buff

verb. ['ˈbʌf'] polish and make shiny.

Synonyms

  • polish
  • burnish
  • smoothen
  • smooth
  • shine

Antonyms

  • nonslippery
  • compound
  • simple
  • stormy

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. buff

noun. ['ˈbʌf'] an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).

Synonyms

  • buffer

Antonyms

  • woman
  • superior

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. buff

noun. ['ˈbʌf'] bare skin; naked.

Synonyms

  • tegument
  • skin

Antonyms

  • uglify
  • worsen
  • roughness

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. buff

noun. ['ˈbʌf'] a medium to dark tan color.

Synonyms

  • yellowish brown
  • brownness
  • snuff-colour
  • caramel brown
  • caramel
  • brown
  • raw sienna

Antonyms

  • unfavorable
  • leading
  • achromatic color
  • discolor

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. buff

adjective. ['ˈbʌf'] of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather.

Antonyms

  • sober

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. buff

noun. ['ˈbʌf'] a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen.

Antonyms

  • unironed

Etymology

  • buffe (English)
  • buffle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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