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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    buffed-out

    "At that point , a buffed-out skinhead banged a gavel on the podium."

    1. Does 'at that point' mean 'at that time' or 'at that moment'?

    2. What does 'buffed-out' mean? Is it common usage?

    3. A skinhead doesn't mean a guy without hair (just short hair). correct?

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    Note: skinhead n. a young white person who has hair that is cut very short, especially one who behaves violently towards people of other races (Longman)


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    Re: buffed-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    "At that point , a buffed-out skinhead banged a gavel on the podium."

    1. Does 'at that point' mean 'at that time' or 'at that moment'? Yes

    2. What does 'buffed-out' mean? Is it common usage? I've not met it, but it could mean tired or it could mean muscular. Further context mght tell you.

    3. A skinhead doesn't mean a guy without hair (just short hair). correct? Yes >> http://tinyurl.com/4t46yo

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    Note: skinhead n. a young white person who has hair that is cut very short, especially one who behaves violently towards people of other races (Longman)
    They also dress in a particular way [see the link]

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    Re: buffed-out

    I haven't met 'buffed out' either, though I magine it might have something to do with 'in the buff' [=naked]. There are skinheads that go to football matches and display their 'hardness' by being inadequately clothed (bare torso on a cold wet November - Northern Hemisphere - night; that sort of thing).

    (I'm not very confident about this speculation though; if he had a gavel - which implies a formal context [maybe a mock trial] - he'd have at least been wearing a shirt...wouldn't he? )

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