buffe

buffe

[buhf] .
noun Armor.
plate armor for the lower part of the face and the throat, used with a burgonet.
Also, buff.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French < Italian buffa, probably special use of buffa puff of breath, hard breath; see buffoon

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buffa

[boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah]
noun, plural buffe [boo-fey; Italian boof-fe] .
1.
a woman who sings comic roles in opera.

Origin:
< Italian; feminine of buffo

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