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1buffet

noun buf·fet \ˈbə-fət\

Definition of BUFFET

1
:  a blow especially with the hand
2
:  something that strikes with telling force

Origin of BUFFET

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of buffe blow
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with BUFFET

2buffet

verb

: to hit (something) with great force many times

Full Definition of BUFFET

transitive verb
1
:  to strike sharply especially with the hand :  cuff
2
:  to strike repeatedly :  batter <the waves buffeted the shore>
3
:  to drive, force, move, or attack by or as if by repeated blows
intransitive verb
:  to make one's way especially under difficult conditions

Examples of BUFFET

  1. The strong winds buffeted the ship.
  2. <fierce winds buffeted the small sailboat>

First Known Use of BUFFET

13th century

Rhymes with BUFFET

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3buffet

noun buf·fet \(ˌ)bə-ˈfā, bü-ˈ, British especially ˈbü-ˌ\

Definition of BUFFET

1
:  sideboard
2
a :  a counter for refreshments
b chiefly British :  a restaurant operated as a public convenience (as in a railway station)
c :  a meal set out on a buffet or table for ready access and informal service

Origin of BUFFET

French
First Known Use: 1718

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

4buffet

adjective buf·fet \same as 3\

Definition of BUFFET

:  served informally (as from a buffet)

First Known Use of BUFFET

1898
BUFFETED Defined for Kids

1buffet

verb buf·fet \ˈbə-fət\
buf·fet·edbuf·fet·ing

Definition of BUFFET for Kids

:  to pound repeatedly :  batter <Waves buffeted our little boat.>

2buffet

noun buf·fet \ˌbə-ˈfā, bü-\

Definition of BUFFET for Kids

1
:  a cabinet or set of shelves for the display of dishes and silver :  sideboard
2
:  a meal set out on a buffet or table from which people may serve themselves

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