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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. originally, a leather waistcoat; afterward, one of cloth of a buff color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garment formerly worn under the corselet, and made of buff-leather, whence its name. It took the place of the acton and gambeson.
  • n. A waistcoat made of buff-leather; hence, a waistcoat made of cloth of a buff color.


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