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BUFF'ET, noun A cupboard, or set of shelves, for plates, glass, china and other like furniture. It was formerly and is still in some parts of the country, an apartment erected on one side of a room; but in more fashionable houses, it has been laid aside, and a side board substituted, which is now considered as the buffet But as far as my knowledge extends, the name has become, in a great measure, obsolete, except among the common people, by whom it is pronounced bofat.

BUFF'ET, noun A blow with the fist; a box on the ear or face; a slap.

BUFF'ET, verb transitive To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat.

They spit in his face and buffetted him. Math.26.

1. To beat in contention; to contend against; as, to buffet the billows.

BUFF'ET, verb intransitive To exercise or play at boxing.