buffet

1
[ buhf-it ]
/ ˈbʌf ɪt /

noun

a blow, as with the hand or fist.
a violent shock or concussion.

verb (used with object), buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing.

verb (used without object), buf·fet·ed, buf·fet·ing.

to struggle with blows of hand or fist.
to force one's way by a fight, struggle, etc.

Origin of buffet

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

OTHER WORDS FROM buffet

buf·fet·er, nounun·buf·fet·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for buffeting (1 of 4)

buffeting
/ (ˈbʌfɪtɪŋ) /

noun

response of an aircraft structure to buffet, esp an irregular oscillation of the tail

British Dictionary definitions for buffeting (2 of 4)

buffet1

noun

(ˈbʊfeɪ) a counter where light refreshments are served
(ˈbʊfeɪ)
  1. a meal at which guests help themselves from a number of dishes and often eat standing up
  2. (as modifier)a buffet lunch
(ˈbʌfɪt, ˈbʊfeɪ) 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
(ˈbʌfɪ) 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 buffeting (3 of 4)

buffet2
/ (ˈbʌfɪt) /

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 buffeting (4 of 4)

Buffet
/ (French byfɛ) /

noun

Bernard (bɛrnar). 1928–99, French painter and engraver. His works are characterized by sombre tones and thin angular forms
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