, a. [Of uncertain etymol.] Firm; sturdy.
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And for the good old cause stood buff,
'Gainst many a bitter kick and cuff.
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(), n. fem. (Mus.) [It. See Buffoon.] The comic actress in an opera. -- a. Comic, farcical.
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Aria buffa, a droll or comic air. -- Opera buffa, a comic opera. See Opera bouffe.
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