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buffet

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noun buf·fet \ˈbə-fət\

Definition of buffet

  1. 1 :  a blow especially with the hand

  2. 2 :  something that strikes with telling force



Origin and Etymology of buffet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of buffe blow


First Known Use: 13th century


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buffet

verb buf·fet

Simple Definition of buffet

  • : to hit (something) with great force many times

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of buffet

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike sharply especially with the hand :  cuff

  3. 2 :  to strike repeatedly :  batter <the waves buffeted the shore>

  4. 3 :  to drive, force, move, or attack by or as if by repeated blows

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make one's way especially under difficult conditions

Examples of buffet in a sentence

  1. The strong winds buffeted the ship.

  2. <fierce winds buffeted the small sailboat>



13th Century

First Known Use of buffet

13th century


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buffet

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

Definition of buffet

  1. 1 :  sideboard

  2. 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 and Etymology of buffet

French


First Known Use: 1718


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buffet

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adjective buf·fet \same as 3\

Definition of buffet

  1. :  served informally (as from a buffet)



1898

First Known Use of buffet

1898



BUFFET Defined for Kids

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buffet

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verb buf·fet \ˈbə-fət\

Definition of buffet for Students

buffeted

buffeting

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




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buffet

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noun buf·fet \ˌbə-ˈfā, bü-\

Definition of buffet for Students

  1. 1 :  a cabinet or set of shelves for the display of dishes and silver :  sideboard

  2. 2 :  a meal set out on a buffet or table from which people may serve themselves





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