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Buffalo Bill


[koh-dee] /ˈkoʊ di/
William Frederick ("Buffalo Bill") 1846–1917, U.S. Army scout and showman.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for Buffalo Bill
Contemporary Examples
  • I had dinner one evening with Paul and Robert Altman, who had directed him in Buffalo Bill and the Indians.

  • The following day, a goat was delivered to Altman on the set of Buffalo Bill and the Indians, interrupting the filming.

Historical Examples
  • From that time on to this day no one has questioned his right to the title of “Buffalo Bill.”

    The Adventures of Buffalo Bill Col. William F. Cody
  • I was on my way there to see Buffalo Bill, when I saw you coming, sir.

    Buffalo Bill's Spy Trailer Colonel Prentiss Ingraham
  • I can keep a trail all by myself, with Buffalo Bill asleep in the saddle; ask himhe will tell you so.

    A Horse's Tale Mark Twain
  • Buffalo Bill has since figured in one of Buntline's Indian romances.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • "I was a spy once—with Buffalo Bill," said Lightnin', conversationally.

    Lightnin' Frank Bacon
  • Buffalo Bill was given the bear-skin, and I believe has it now.

  • It came out, during the hearing of Buffalo Bill's divorce case to-day, that he had been dosed with many love Philtres.

  • It is not at all objectionable, but it is there, in the same way that it is there in Buffalo Bill.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
British Dictionary definitions for Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

nickname of William Frederick Cody. 1846–1917, US showman who toured Europe and the US with his famous Wild West Show


William Frederick. the real name of Buffalo Bill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Buffalo Bill in Culture

Buffalo Bill definition

William F. Cody, an American adventurer, soldier, and showman of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His popular “Wild West Show,” begun in the 1880s, featured acts such as the marksmanship of Annie Oakley, mock battles between Native Americans and army troops, and breathtaking displays of cowboy skills and horsemanship. It toured the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Note: Buffalo Bill's “Wild West Show” was a major influence in the creation of the popular image of the romantic and exciting old West.

Buffalo Bill definition

William F. Cody, a frontier settler, scout, and soldier of the nineteenth century. He was involved in several military actions against Native Americans and later turned to entertainment, founding the celebrated “Wild West Show.” (See also under “Fine Arts.”)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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