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buffet

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[ buhf-it ]
/ 藞b蕦f 瑟t /
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noun
a blow, as with the hand or fist.
a violent shock or concussion.
verb (used with object), buf路fet路ed, buf路fet路ing.
verb (used without object), buf路fet路ed, buf路fet路ing.
to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
to force one's way by a fight, struggle, etc.
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Origin of buffet

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1175鈥1225; Middle English <Old French buffe a blow + -et-et

OTHER WORDS FROM buffet

buf路fet路er, nounun路buf路fet路ed, adjective

Other definitions for buffet (2 of 2)

buffet2
[ buh-fey, boo- or, especially for adjective, boo-fey; British buhf-it ]
/ b蓹藞fe瑟, b蕣- or, especially for adjective, 藞bu fe瑟; British 藞b蕦f 瑟t /

noun
a sideboard or cabinet for holding china, table linen, etc.
a meal laid out on a table or sideboard so that guests may serve themselves.
a counter, bar, or the like, for lunch or refreshments.
a restaurant containing such a counter or bar.
adjective
consisting of food, refreshments, etc., laid out on tables or buffets from which guests or customers serve themselves: a buffet supper; buffet service.

Origin of buffet

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1710鈥20; <French, Old French, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for buffet (1 of 3)

buffet1

noun
(藞b蕣fe瑟) a counter where light refreshments are served
(藞b蕣fe瑟)
  1. a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
  2. (as modifier)a buffet lunch
(藞b蕦f瑟t, 藞b蕣fe瑟) a piece of furniture used from medieval times to the 18th century for displaying plates, etc and typically comprising one or more cupboards and some open shelves
(藞b蕦f瑟) Scot and Northern English dialect a kind of low stool, pouffe, or hassock

Word Origin for buffet

C18: from French, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for buffet (2 of 3)

buffet2
/ (藞b蕦f瑟t) /

verb -fets, -feting or -feted
(tr) to knock against or about; batterthe wind buffeted the boat
(tr) to hit, esp with the fist; cuff
to force (one's way), as through a crowd
(intr) to struggle; battle
noun
a blow, esp with a fist or hand
aerodynamic excitation of an aircraft structure by separated flows

Derived forms of buffet

buffeter, noun

Word Origin for buffet

C13: from Old French buffeter, from buffet a light blow, from buffe, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for buffet (3 of 3)

Buffet
/ (French byf蓻) /

noun
Bernard (b蓻rnar). 1928鈥99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms
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