buffet

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Pronunciation[change]

noun
  • (UK) enPR: bo͝o'fā or bŭ'fā; IPA: /ˈbʊfeɪ/ or /ˈbʌfeɪ/
  • (US) enPR: bəfā', IPA: /bəˈfeɪ/
  • (file)
  • enPR: bŭfʹĭt, IPA: /ˈbʌfɪt/

Noun[change]

Singular
buffet

Plural
buffets

  1. A buffet is a meal that consists of different dishes from which guests serve themselves.
  2. A buffet is a room or counter selling light meals or snacks.
  3. A buffet is a cabinet with shelves and drawers for keeping dinnerware and table linens. .
  4. A buffet is a punch.

Verb[change]

Plain form
buffet

Third-person singular
buffets

Past tense
buffeted

Past participle
buffeted

Present participle
buffeting

Plain form
buffet

Third-person singular
buffets

Past tense
buffetted

Past participle
buffetted

Present participle
buffetting

  1. (transitive) If you buffet someone, you punch or slap them.
  2. (transitive) (figurative) If you buffet someone, you challenge or criticize them aggressively.