|Origin:||buffet 'blow, hit' (13-21 centuries), from Old French, from buffe 'blow'|
buf‧fet2 [transitive usually passive]
if something, especially wind, rain, or the sea, buffets something, it hits it with a lot of force:
London was buffeted by storms last night.
to treat someone unkindly:
I was weary of being buffeted by life.
—buffeting noun [uncountable and countable]
buffet something aboutphrasal verb
The body was buffeted about in the waves.