Definition of in the buff in US English:

in the buff

phrase

informal
  • Naked.

    • ‘The final breakthrough will be when people are making bets in the buff.’
    • ‘Here's a hint, don't try gymnastics in the buff.’
    • ‘Some of us were doing real exams at university, and it was most distracting with all the girls wandering around in the buff.’
    • ‘The stories featured mainly attractive young people with no perceptible acting talent or experience disporting themselves in the buff.’
    • ‘I'm not implying we should all be in the buff all the time.’
    • ‘Although rumors circulated saying she would appear completely in the buff, a spokesperson for the actress confirmed ‘She is certainly not nude.’’
    • ‘Russia's top politicians regularly appear for interviews on this popular news show, and, yes, the interviewer is sitting there in the buff, asking serious questions as though all was normal.’
    • ‘If you prefer your nudism, well, natural, why not get literally get back to nature with a stroll across England in the buff?’
    • ‘There's an added incentive to buffing in the buff: how her late mother would have disapproved.’
    • ‘In 1998, in the early morning hours after Montreal's massive Black & Blue circuit party benders, a man awoke in an alley, in the buff, with no memory of who he was or where he came from.’
    naked, bare, nude, in the nude, stark naked, with nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, in a state of nature, disrobed, unclad, undraped, exposed
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