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BUFF

What Does BUFF Mean in a Text?

BUFF means "Beneficial Effect (Gaming Term)", "Well Defined," "Good Looking," and "Naked."

Beneficial Effect

In gaming, a BUFF is an effect placed on a character that enhances their statistics or characteristics. BUFFs may be applied through gameplay, may be bought, or may be applied by game developers.

BUFF is an antonym of both DEBUFF (Harmful Effect) and NERF (Weaken a Game Feature).

Well Defined

The term BUFF is widely used outside of gaming circles to refer admiringly to a "Well Defined" (usually male) body.

Good Looking

In a similar vein to "Well Defined," BUFF is also used to describe a "Good Looking" person. (Again, usually male.)

Naked

BUFF is also a colloquialism used with the meaning "Naked" (i.e., without clothes). In this context, it is usually said as "In the BUFF."

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meaning of BUFF

"Beneficial Effect (Gaming Term)"

Summary of Key Points

"Beneficial Effect (Gaming Term)" is the most common definition for BUFF on online gaming platforms, such as Discord.
BUFF
Definition:Beneficial Effect (Gaming Term)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Well Defined" is the most common definition for BUFF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
BUFF
Definition:Well Defined
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Good Looking" is another common definition for BUFF.
BUFF
Definition:Good Looking
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

"Naked" is another definition for BUFF that has also been noted.
BUFF
Definition:Naked
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BUFF in Sentences

Here are examples of BUFF being used in conversations:
  • Uri: Hey! How BUFF does my dude look in his new armor!?
  • Jane: Wow! Is that a BUFF you bought?
  • (Here, BUFF is being used with the meanings "Good Looking" and "Beneficial Effect.")
  • Pete (flexing muscles): Do you think I'm as BUFF as your last boyfriend?
  • Gail (lying): Of course you are! And you look a whole lot better in the BUFF too!
  • (Here, BUFF is being used with the meanings "Well Defined" and "NAKED".)

Example of BUFF Used in a Text

BUFF
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