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1 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • he's such a film buff that he owns over 3,000 movies

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2 the state of having no clothes on one's body
  • protected by a fully enclosed backyard, the couple would frequently sunbathe in the buff

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Synonyms & Antonyms of buff (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make smooth by friction
  • she learned to buff semiprecious stones in order to make her own jewelry

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2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the janitor buffed the lobby floor until it shone

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The first known use of buff was in 1570

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“Buff.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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