American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Buffet

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

BUFF’ET, v.t. 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, v.i. To exercise or play at boxing.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Buffet," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L96KZJHU8CE3B1C.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Buffet." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L96KZJHU8CE3B1C.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Buffet' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L96KZJHU8CE3B1C.