Definition of 'buff'
Video: pronunciation of 'buff'
Example sentences containing 'buff'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This beautiful book is a fitting tribute that any film buff will devour. The Sun (2017)Does that mean you're a big movie buff? The Sun (2016)And by the end you feel as though you've been playing blind man 's buff. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now luckily for movie buffs the massive heist is being turned into exactly that. The Sun (2015)Remove excess wax with a dry cloth and buff to shine. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Train buffs will read this book anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We all know a face scrub is essential to buff away dead skin cells. The Sun (2013) Wine buffs regularly dismiss it as beneath them. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Film buffs and geeks will be amused. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They say that men are getting them as they increasingly hit the gym in an attempt to get a buff body. The Sun (2013)Get extra shine on your shoes by using a bit of spit on a cloth when you buff up the polish. The Sun (2010) Music buffs complain about sound quality. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Spray on to a soft cloth, wipe away the grime and buff to a shine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Sun columnist said car buffs moaned it had become an entertainment show for the terminally childish. The Sun (2007)Apply sparingly and buff with a clean, dry cloth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Looks like she's becoming a real fashion buff. The Sun (2015)And let me tell you, the man is buff. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To get a buff body, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Let it dry to a haze then buff to a shine, and if scratches are still visible repeat. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Gel polish can also be applied to acrylic nails, but you have to buff away the surface shine first. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'buff'
Used Occasionally. buff is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'buff'
British English: buff ADJECTIVE
Something that is buff is pale brown in colour.
He took a largish buff envelope from his pocket.
British English: buff NOUN
You use buff to describe someone who knows a lot about a particular subject.
He is a real film buff.
Definition of buff from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.