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
- short for water buffalo
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Mammalsa large wild ox, such as the bison.
v. [~ + object][Informal.]
- to puzzle or confuse;
baffle:Those test questions really buffaloed him.
- to intimidate by a display of power, etc.:[~ + object + into + object]buffaloed me into doing that job.
- Mammalsany of several large wild oxen of the family Bovidae. Cf. bison, Cape buffalo, water buffalo.
- See buffalo robe.
- Fisha buffalofish.
- Music and Dancea shuffling tap-dance step.
- to puzzle or baffle;
mystify:He was buffaloed by the problem.
- 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 (buf′ə lō′),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa port in W New York, on Lake Erie. 357,870.
- a port in W New York State, at the E end of Lake Erie. Pop: 285 018 (2003 est)