Buffalo meaning

bŭfə-lō
The definition of a buffalo is a large wild ox with horns that point to the back.

An example of a buffalo is the water buffalo.

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To buffalo is to confuse or deceive.

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.

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Any of several North American suckers of the genus Ictiobus, having a dark body and an arched back.
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To intimidate or frighten, as by a display of authority.
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A city of western New York at the eastern end of Lake Erie on the Canadian border. It is a major Great Lakes port of entry and an important manufacturing and milling center.
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Any of various wild oxen, sometimes domesticated, as the water buffalo of India or Cape buffalo of Africa.
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The American bison.
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A robe made of buffalo skin.
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To baffle, bewilder, bluff, or overawe.
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Of, for, or prepared in the manner of Buffalo wings.
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City in W N.Y., on Lake Erie & the Niagara River.
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Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Buabalus bubalis.
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A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
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A buffalo robe.
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The buffalo fish.
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To hunt buffalo.
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(US, slang) To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
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(archaic) To pistol-whip.
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A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
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A city in Wyoming.
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To confuse or deceive.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary