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Re: Buffaloed

Posted by Murphy on February 21, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Buffaloed posted by Bruce Kahl on February 21, 2003

: : Why do they use the animal buffalo, in to be buffaloed or I was buffaloed.
: : thanks

: Just a guess:
: The bison or buffalo is not a meek animal as it is quite threatening looking; so maybe the term "buffaloed", which means "to intimidate", is from the animal's display of confidence or authority.
Where might I find the beginning of the use of the term buffaloed. Doing great so far!
Thanks again,
Murph