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buffy

[buhf-ee] /ˈbʌf i/
adjective
1.
buff-colored.
Origin of buffy
buff1 + -y1
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  • When he does this, the player so found out becomes buffy and takes his place.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
  • They lay, generally, about ten eggs of a buffy or greenish buff color.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • In May and June they lay from six to ten eggs of a buffy or olive color.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • Eggs from six to fourteen in number, of a buffy white color.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • They lay from four to eight eggs of a buffy or yellowish white color.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed

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