buffalo

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 [ˈbʌfəˌləʊ]


For the noun: buffalo
Plural form: buffalo, buffaloes

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
buf•fa•lo /ˈbʌfəˌloʊ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -loes, -los, (esp. when thought of as a group) -lo, v.,  -loed, -lo•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Mammalsa large wild ox, such as the bison.

v. [+ object][Informal.]
  1. to puzzle or confuse;
    baffle:Those test questions really buffaloed him.
  2. to intimidate by a display of power, etc.:[+ object + into + object]buffaloed me into doing that job.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
buf•fa•lo  (bufə lō′),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -loes, -los,  (esp. collectively) -lo, v.,  -loed, -lo•ing. 
n. 
  1. Mammalsany of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae. Cf. bison, Cape buffalo, water buffalo.
  2. See  buffalo robe. 
  3. Fisha buffalofish.
  4. Music and Dancea shuffling tap-dance step.

v.t. Informal. 
  1. to puzzle or baffle;
    confuse;
    mystify:He was buffaloed by the problem.
  2. to impress or intimidate by a display of power, importance, etc.:The older boys buffaloed him.
  • Late Latin būfalus, variant of Latin būbalus bubal
  • Portuguese (now bufaro)
  • earlier bufalo 1535–45, American.

Buf•fa•lo  (bufə lō′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa port in W New York, on Lake Erie. 357,870.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

buffalo /ˈbʌfəˌləʊ/ n ( pl -loes, -lo)

  1. Also called: Cape buffalo a member of the cattle tribe, Syncerus caffer, mostly found in game reserves in southern and eastern Africa and having upward-curving horns
  2. short for water buffalo
Etymology: 16th Century: from Italian bufalo, from Late Latin būfalus, alteration of Latin būbalus; see bubal



Buffalo /ˈbʌfəˌləʊ/ n
  1. a port in W New York State, at the E end of Lake Erie. Pop: 285 018 (2003 est)



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