noun, plural buf·fa·loes, buf·fa·los, (especially collectively) buf·fa·lo.
verb (used with object), buf·fa·loed, buf·fa·lo·ing. Informal.
Origin of buffalo
Related Words for buffaloedenraged, dogged, infuriated, miffed, irate, indignant, exasperated, thrill, faze, excite, touch, affect, awe, sway, inspire, dismay, dishearten, constrain, bully, subdue
Examples from the Web for buffaloed
Historical Examples of buffaloed
But you-all slapped down the stuff in a stampede, sartin you had him buffaloed.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
And since you are so fond of frankness, I will say that I think that Seaton has you buffaloed, as you call it.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
“You certainly had me buffaloed that day, all right,” went on Gunther.Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer
J. W. Duffield
When one is too great to be buffaloed he is free to the gun of any man he injures.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
However, these which are reported over in this area have me buffaloed.Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol
Henry Harley Arnold
noun plural -loes or -lo
verb (tr) US and Canadian informal
Word Origin for buffalo
1580s (earlier buffel, 1510s, from Middle French), from Portuguese bufalo "water buffalo," from Latin bufalus, variant of bubalus "wild ox," from Greek boubalos "buffalo," originally a kind of African antelope, later used of a type of domesticated ox in southern Asia and the Mediterranean lands, perhaps from bous "ox, cow" (see cow (n.)). Wrongly applied since 1630s to the American bison. Buffalo gnat is recorded from 1822.
city in western New York state, U.S., of disputed origin (there never were buffalo thereabouts), perhaps from the name of a native chief, or a corruption of French beau fleuve "beautiful river." Buffalo wings finger food so called because the recipe was invented in Buffalo (1964, at Frank & Teressa's Anchor Bar on Main Street).
"alarm, overawe," 1900, from buffalo (n.). Probably from the animals' tendency to mass panic. Related: Buffaloed; buffaloing.