An example of a buffalo is the water buffalo.
An example of buffalo is to convince someone to get a loan with a very high interest rate by suggesting that the interest rate will be low.
Origin of buffalo
- Italian bufalo or Portuguese or Spanish búfalo from Late Latin būfalus from Latin būbalus antelope, buffalo from Greek boubalos antelope perhaps from bous cow gwou- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Portuguese búfalo (“buffalo”).