Meaning of BUFFALO in English

/buf"euh loh'/ , n. , pl. buffaloes, buffalos , ( esp. collectively ) buffalo , v. , buffaloed, buffaloing .


1. any of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae. Cf. bison, Cape buffalo, water buffalo .

2. See buffalo robe .

3. a buffalofish.

4. a shuffling tap-dance step.

v.t. Informal.

5. to puzzle or baffle; confuse; mystify: He was buffaloed by the problem.

6. to impress or intimidate by a display of power, importance, etc.: The older boys buffaloed him.

[ 1535-45, Amer.; earlier bufalo

bufaro ) bufalus, var. of L bubalus BUBAL ]

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