buf|fa|lo

buf|fa|lo «BUHF uh loh», noun, plural -loes, -los or (collectively) -lo, verb, -loed, -lo|ing.
–n.
1. the bison of North America, a wild ox with a great shaggy head, a humped neck, and strong front legs. Herds of buffalo used to graze on the plains of the United States.
2. any one of several kinds of oxen. The tame water buffalo of Asia (especially of India and the Philippines) and the wild Cape buffalo of Africa are two different kinds.
3. Informal. (in the United States and Canada) a buffalo robe.
4. = buffalo fish. (Cf.buffalo fish)
–v.t. Slang.
1. to intimidate or overawe: »

Don't let them buffalo you into doing something you don't want to do.

2. to puzzle; mystify: »

His maneuvers in the market had his competitors buffaloed.

[< Italian bufalo < dialectal Late Latin būfalus, Latin būbalus wild ox, African gazelle < Greek boúbalos African gazelle]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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