any of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae.
Compare bison, Cape buffalo, water buffalo.
a shuffling tap-dance step.
to puzzle or baffle; confuse; mystify:
He was buffaloed by the problem.
to impress or intimidate by a display of power, importance, etc.:
The older boys buffaloed him.
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noun (pl) -loes, -lo
Also called Cape buffalo. a member of the cattle tribe, Syncerus caffer, mostly found in game reserves in southern and eastern Africa and having upward-curving horns
short for water buffalo
(US & Canadian) Also called bison. a member of the cattle tribe, Bison bison, formerly widely distributed over the prairies of W North America but now confined to reserves and parks, with a massive head, shaggy forequarters, and a humped back related adjective bubaline
verb (transitive) (US & Canadian, informal)
(often passive) to confuse
a port in W New York State, at the E end of Lake Erie. Pop: 285 018 (2003 est)
Note: Niagara Falls is northwest of Buffalo.
A heavy or fat woman; cow (1950s+)
A black person •This sense reflects that black troopers were called buffalo soldiers by Native Americans (1870s+)
To confuse someone purposely, esp in order to cheat or dupe (1870+)
To intimidate; cow; bulldoze (1890+)
any of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae. Compare bison, Cape buffalo, water buffalo. buffalo robe. a buffalofish. a shuffling tap-dance step. to puzzle or baffle; confuse; mystify: He was buffaloed by the problem. to impress or intimidate by a display of power, importance, etc.: The older boys buffaloed him. Historical Examples The […]
plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet. a woman who sings comic roles in opera. opera buffa. Historical Examples A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
a soft, thick, light-yellow leather with a napped surface, originally made from buffalo skin but later also from other skins, used for making belts, pouches, etc. a brownish-yellow color; tan. a buff stick or buff wheel. a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject: Civil War buffs avidly read the new biography of […]
an apparatus at the end of a railroad car, railroad track, etc., for absorbing shock during coupling, collisions, etc. any device, material, or apparatus used as a shield, cushion, or bumper, especially on machinery. any intermediate or intervening shield or device reducing the danger of interaction between two machines, chemicals, electronic components, etc. a person […]