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ˈblaɪndˌmænz ˈbʌfblind·man's buff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blindman's bluff, blindman's buffnoun

    a children's game in which a blindfolded player tries to catch and identify other players

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blindmans Buffnoun

    A play in which some one is to have his eyes covered, and hunt out the rest of the company.

    Disguis’d in all the mask of night,
    We left our champion on his flight:
    At blindman’s buff to grope his way,
    In equal fear of night and day. Hudibras, p. iii. c. ii.

    He imagines I shut my eyes again; but surely he fancies I play at blindman’s buff with him; for he thinks I never have my eyes open. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Disc. on Romish Idolatry.


  1. blindman's buff

    Blindman's buff is a traditional children's game where one participant, who is blindfolded, tries to touch or catch the other players while they try to avoid the person who is "it". After catching someone, the blindfolded player has to correctly identify the person they caught. The game continues with the caught person becoming the new "it".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blindman's buff

    a play in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the company and tell who it is

Suggested Resources

  1. blindman's buff

    Read the full text of the Blindman's Buff poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindman's buff in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindman's buff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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