buffalo chips

noun (used with a plural verb) Informal.

the dried dung of buffalo used as fuel, especially by early settlers on the western plains.

Nearby words

  1. buffalo,
  2. buffalo berry,
  3. buffalo bill,
  4. buffalo bird,
  5. buffalo carpet beetle,
  6. buffalo cloth,
  7. buffalo currant,
  8. buffalo fish,
  9. buffalo gnat,
  10. buffalo grass

Origin of buffalo chips

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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