blindman's buff


blindman's buff
blind•man's buff
[[t]ˈblaɪndˌmænz ˈbʌf[/t]] n.
gam a game in which a blindfolded player must catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blind′man's bluff′
Etymology: 1580–90

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Blindman's buff — Blind man s buff , Blind man s buff Blind man s buff [See {Buff} a buffet.] A game in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the other players, and tell who it is. [1913 Webster] Surely he fancies I play at blindman s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blindman's buff — [blīnd′manz΄] n. [buff contr. < BUFFET1] a game in which a blindfolded player has to catch and identify another player: also blindman s bluff …   English World dictionary

  • blindman's buff — /bluynd manz buf / a game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blindman s bluff. [1580 90] * * * ▪ game       children s game played as early as 2,000 years ago in Greece. The game is… …   Universalium

  • blindman's buff — noun a children s game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify other players • Syn: ↑blindman s bluff • Hypernyms: ↑child s game * * * ˈblīn(d)ˌmanz , ˌmaa(ə)nz noun Etymology: blind man + buff (buffet) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blindman's buff — noun Date: 1599 a group game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify another player called also blindman s bluff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blindman's-buff — n. Hoodman blind, blind man buff …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • blindman's buff —   Pō ai puni makapō …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Buff — Buff, n. [See {Buffet}.] A buffet; a blow; obsolete except in the phrase Blindman s buff. See {blindman s buff}. [1913 Webster] Nathless so sore a buff to him it lent That made him reel. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buff — buff1 [buf] n. [earlier buffe, buffalo < Fr buffle < It bufalo,BUFFALO] 1. a heavy, soft, brownish yellow leather made from the skin of the buffalo or from other animal hides 2. a military coat made of this leather 3. a) a stick or small… …   English World dictionary

  • blindman'sbluff — blind·man s bluff (blīndʹmănz ) n. A game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify one of the other players. Also called blindman s buff.   [Alteration of blindman s buff, from buff, a blow, short for buffet2.] * * * …   Universalium