Poll: The plural of "buffalo" is:

The plural of "buffalo" is:


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Buffalo Bill

My dictionary says all three are correct


Two are the correct answer to the plural of buffalo.


Buffalo Bill was correct. All three are acceptable, with buffalo being the first choice as the plural.


All three are correct! I go with Buffaloes though.


Isnt there more than one plural form onf buffalo? like fish and fishes....


I was always taught that the plural of buffalo was bison; at least when referring to the American buffalo.


The American Bison is the american form of the Buffalo, not the plural


Just because something is in the dictionary, doesn't mean it's correct. The dictionary people add stuff to the dictionary because it helps them stay in business. If people use words incorrectly or if they use a non-word, then they add it to the dictionary whether it is legitimate or not. The plural for buffalo is buffalo.


What's next... "sheeps"?!?


although buffalo is a special noun that can be singular and plural, neverthes, it belong tho the type of irregular plural nouns. So, it is also correct to write "buffaloes" as the plural of buffalo.

Lisa Carrette

My 5th grade daughter had this as a spelling word this week. I agree that the plural should be buffalo. Just like the plural of deer is deer.

Vivienne W

Although the plural of Buffalo, as commonly used is "Buffalo", "Buffaloes" is presently commonly used and taught to pupils in schools.


The funbrain website says its buffalos but i always heard it as buffalo.

Ninja Duck

Majority rules. Collin, you're wrong.


"Oh, give me a home, where the BUFFALO roam..."


whatever words that are more common than the others then thats the right way


Let's not be buffaloed; let buffalo be.


I think it depends on the context. A herd of buffalo, but a pair of buffaloes. Buffalo as a plural is more like a mass noun; buffaloes is a collection of individuals.


definitely buffalo


well i think that it should be buffalo because most animals remain singular even if it is plural


Yeah I would go with buffalo, not buffalos or buffaloes. In fact, buffalos isn't a word.

ELA Jonny

I believe you can use any of the three, personally I think the singular sounds best for the plural. I think "Where the Buffalo Roam" has colored my opinion.


i dont know whwt buffelo plural please help


I'd say I have to go with TDC, Mick,
Lundy, and ELA Jonny...

Chris Richardson

As I was eating my 2 taco (or tacoes, or tacos), I thought, why not ask the University of Colorado Buffaloes what they think?


this didnt help???

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