blindman's buff

[ blahynd-manz -buhf ]
/ ˈblaɪndˌmænz ˈbʌf /

noun

a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players.

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Also called blindman's bluff .

Origin of blindman's buff

First recorded in 1580–90
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British Dictionary definitions for blindman's buff

blind man's buff

noun

a game in which a blindfolded person tries to catch and identify the other players

Word Origin for blind man's buff

C16: buff, perhaps from Old French buffe a blow; see buffet ²
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