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or buff

noun Armor.
  1. 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


[boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah]
noun, plural buf·fe [boo-fey; Italian boof-fe] /ˈbu feɪ; Italian ˈbuf fɛ/.
  1. a woman who sings comic roles in opera.
  2. opera buffa.
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Origin of buffa

< Italian; feminine of buffo
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Historical Examples of buffe

  • It was completed by a "buffe," or chin-piece, similar to the bavier.

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