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buffe

or buff

[ buhf ]
/ bʌf /
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noun Armor.
plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet.
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Origin of buffe

1590–1600; <Middle French <Italian buffa, probably special use of buffa puff of breath, hard breath; see buffoon
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