Buff. n.s. [from buffalo.]
- A sort of leather prepared from the skin of the buffalo; used for waist belts, pouches, &c.
A ropy chain of rheums, a visage rough,
Deform'd, unfeatur'd, and a skin of buff. Dryden's Juvenal.
- The skins of elks and oxen dressed in oil, and prepared after the same manner as that of the buffalo.
- A military coat made of thick leather, so that a blow cannot easily pierce it.
A fiend, a fury, pitiless and rough,
A wolf, nay worse, a fellow all in buff. Shakesp.