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Definition of "buffalo" []

  • Any of several oxlike Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the water buffalo and African buffalo. (noun)
  • The North American bison, Bison bison. (noun)
  • The buffalo fish. (noun)
  • To intimidate, as by a display of confidence or authority: "The board couldn't buffalo the federal courts as it had the Comptroller” ( American Banker). (verb-transitive)
  • To deceive; hoodwink: "Too often . . . job seekers have buffaloed lenders as to their competency and training” ( H. Jane Lehman). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buffalo" in a sentence
  • "Inside the barn Ron sequesters the water buffalo from the goats with a big blue farm gate that leads into the loafing room."
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