Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The operation of diminishing the thickness of a hide by means of a curriers' knife or a splitting-machine, for the purpose of increasing the suppleness of the leather; hence, the layer so shaved off; the amount of lessening effected.

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  • verb Present participle of buff.
  • noun That which is buffed.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Well, he looked good - his six months of hitting the gym have paid off in buffing him out, but then he took the thrill away when he opened his mouth.

    May 2004

  • Well, he looked good - his six months of hitting the gym have paid off in buffing him out, but then he took the thrill away when he opened his mouth.

    Troy? Oy!

  • *Polishing a scene that wasn’t working to begin with is commonly known as buffing a turd.

    Buffing Animation to a High Sheen

  • *Polishing a scene that wasn’t working to begin with is commonly known as buffing a turd.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • It's also interesting that one third of the article is dedicated to the news that the implementation is delayed, while two thirds of it is given up to what might be best described as buffing the legacy of this idea.

    Imagethief

  • It's also interesting that one third of the article is dedicated to the news that the implementation is delayed, while two thirds of it is given up to what might be best described as buffing the legacy of this idea.

    Imagethief

  • It's also interesting that one third of the article is dedicated to the news that the implementation is delayed, while two thirds of it is given up to what might be best described as buffing the legacy of this idea.

    Imagethief

  • It's also interesting that one third of the article is dedicated to the news that the implementation is delayed, while two thirds of it is given up to what might be best described as buffing the legacy of this idea.

    Imagethief

  • This can lead to humorous variations, such as buffing someone with Underwater Breathing in the middle of the Barrens.

    Civicus

  • Tensions are high between aerosol artists and the Taskforce Against Graffiti, with accusations of scare tactics and the "buffing" of commissioned murals.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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  • "to buff is to remove graffiti"

    March 4, 2009