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noun as in meal set out on table for choosing

verb as in hit repeatedly

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When we think of buffets, we tend to think of their 1980s and early ’90s heyday, when commercial jingles for Sizzler might have been confused with our national anthem.

From Eater

A great gift for the hostess in your life, this wine rack also serves as a buffet style server, with a table top, storage shelves, space for 20 vertical bottles of wine, and hanging storage for wine glasses.

Faced with an all-you-can-eat buffet, that’s exactly what a plant’s green body sets out to do.

This often means reducing capacities to earlier limits, or closing down a restaurant’s seated bar or buffet station.

From Eater

The antiquated system of waiting two weeks to be paid, sometimes with a paper check, now seems as outdated as office buffet lunches.

From Digiday

There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.

Nutritionist and trainers escorted players assigned to lose or gain weight to the buffet line and sat with them.

La Teresita also has an adjoining cafeteria where you can head for an informal buffet and heaping piles of Cuban delicacies.

I remember going to a rehearsal dinner that had lobster tail on the buffet and thinking that was decadent.

Such is the buffet of delights served on an Oprah Winfrey press tour.

Immediately Messa went up the stairs, and safely reached a large room where two candles were burning on a buffet.

It was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years of use.

Buffetted, by the opposite party, out of one place, and now waiting till they come to buffet us out of another.

A great “feed” will take place in the grand hall; the buffet will serve as usual individual suppers and baskets for two persons.

Behind the group a white-faced young woman, of perhaps twenty, stood clutching at a buffet for support.


On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to buffet, such as: cafeteria, smorgasbord, counter, cupboard, shelf, and sideboard.

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