buft means: Buft v: A verbal joust in matters of obscurity, esp. of a fiscal nature To obscure reality or to confuse comprehension through long-winded, otiose explanations of topics of limited relevance. C to ground a subject or grind finely, esp. The sanity and wit of the buftee Originusage arch: Per Samuel Johnson, “Arguing using a bufter to fit wheels on a tomato is like fitting tires on a car: it’s time-consuming and totally pointless.” (in Community Dictionary, added by Leslie Bartlett)