|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
2. (n.) A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.
3. (n.) A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
4. (n.) A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.
5. (n.) A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
6. (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
7. (v. t.) To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
8. (v. t.) To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
9. (v. i.) To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
10. (v. i.) To make one's way by blows or struggling.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
buf'-et (kolaphizo, "to beat with the fist"): Refers to bodily maltreatment and violence: "Then did they spit in his face and buffet him" (Matthew 26:67 Mark 14:65 1 Corinthians 4:11 1 Peter 2:20). Paul speaks of "a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me" (2 Corinthians 12:7). Used figuratively of self-control: "I buffet (the King James Version keep under, the Revised Version, margin "bruise") my body, and bring it into bondage" (1 Corinthians 9:27). The Greek in this passage reads hupopiazo, literally "to give a blow beneath the eye." In Luke 18:5 the same word is rendered "wear out": "Lest she wear roe out by her continual coming" (the King James Version "weary me" the Revised Version, margin "bruise me") (see Pape's Lexicon, under the word).
Buffet (4 Occurrences)
Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, (Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 9:27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected. (ASV DBY)
2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)