Buffalo Definition

bŭfə-lō
buffaloed, buffaloes, buffaloing, buffalos
noun
buffaloes
Any of various wild oxen, sometimes domesticated, as the water buffalo of India or Cape buffalo of Africa.
Webster's New World
The American bison.
Webster's New World
The flesh of the North American bison, used as food.
American Heritage
A robe made of buffalo skin.
Webster's New World
Any of several North American suckers of the genus Ictiobus, having a dark body and an arched back.
American Heritage
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verb
buffaloed, buffalos
To baffle, bewilder, bluff, or overawe.
Webster's New World
To intimidate or frighten, as by a display of authority.
American Heritage
To confuse or deceive.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary

(archaic) To pistol-whip.

Wiktionary
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adjective

Of, for, or prepared in the manner of Buffalo wings.

Webster's New World
proper name
City in W N.Y., on Lake Erie & the Niagara River.
Webster's New World
pronoun
A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
Wiktionary

A city in Wyoming.

Wiktionary
other
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.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Buffalo

Noun

Singular:
buffalo
Plural:
buffaloes, buffalos

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

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