verb (used with object), buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing.
verb (used without object), buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing.
Origin of buffet1
OTHER WORDS FROM buffetbuf·fet·er, nounun·buf·fet·ed, adjective
Words nearby buffet
Example sentences from the Web for buffeted
It has been subject to political sensitivities and soapbox rhetoric, buffeted by popular disbelief and official omertà.
Beltway firms large and small have been buffeted by the sequester.Booz Allen Keeps Winning Government Security Contracts After Snowden Leak|Filipa Ioannou|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Czech government has been buffeted in recent months by a series of corruption scandals that have threatened to bring it down.Czech Republic's President Might be Tried for Treason|David Frum|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Stockman, who gets airsick when buffeted by the winds, has pressure-point wristbands and a patch on her neck to combat the nausea.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia|Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ordinary Pakistanis are struggling to hold themselves together, buffeted by inflation, energy shortages, and worry.Zardari’s Woes: Pakistan’s Dismal Economy, an Angry Army, Corruption Charges, Memogate|Ron Moreau|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He pictured his country ravaged, broken, desolate, buffeted like a shuttlecock between the rackets of fate.The Blood Red Dawn|Charles Caldwell Dobie
Blasts of frigid wind swept the streets, and buffeted each other in a fury of resentment when they met around the corners.Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
Buffeted by pounding seas and stung with flying spray, they fought a typhoon with me off the coast of Japan.The Road|Jack London
For seven weeks she had wrestled with the Cape Horn graybeards, and in return been buffeted and smashed by them.When God Laughs and Other Stories|Jack London
Lilly donned the old felt hat which many a storm had buffeted and many a shower discoloured.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
British Dictionary definitions for buffeted (1 of 3)
- a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
- (as modifier)a buffet lunch