or buff

[ buhf ]
/ bʌf /

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

Definition for buffe (2 of 2)

[ boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah ]
/ ˈbu fə; Italian ˈbuf fɑ /

noun, plural buf·fe [boo-fey; Italian boof-fe] /ˈbu feɪ; Italian ˈbuf fɛ/.

a woman who sings comic roles in opera.

Origin of buffa

< Italian; feminine of buffo
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