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movie buff

movie buff

Date: Dec 27 2001


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m a movie buff.”
- Tim Allen, movie and TV star, expressing his feelings about movies.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

person who loves movies, person who knows a lot about movies, movie fan, movie enthusiast, movie expert

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

You can use movie buff to describe any person who loves movies. If your dad knows a lot about the history or movies, he’s a movie buff. If your friend goes to see movies every weekend, she’s a movie buff. If you know all of the famous actors and actresses, you’re a movie buff.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Mike always goes to see movies the first day they’re available. Last week he went to see the Lord of the Rings and he saw Ali on Christmas day. He’s a total movie buff.”“

””My mom is a movie buff. She has loved movies since she was a kid. She’s seen Gone with the Wind about 40 times!”“

””I used to be a movie buff, but I don’t have time to watch movies these days.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

A movie buff is a person who loves and knows a lot about movies. They might hang around a bar talking about movies all the night.
by Yoshi (Japan)
I guess, a movie buff means a person who is extreamly crazy about moives or loves movies with all his heart.
by Sirirat (Khonkaen University, Khonkaen province, Thailand)
I think movie buff means movie fan,a person who loves movie so much.
by Karen
I think “movie buff” means movie fan
by Heather (Shanghai, China)
I think it means he’s a movies fanatic.
by Cristina
It means someone that knows a lot about movies, a big big fan of movies.
by Sally
“I am a movie buff” means he likes movie very much and enjoy it so much, we can say “I am a basketball buff,” means I like this game, enjoy it.
by Sherlly
It means that he’s very enthusiastic about movies and maybe has a wide knowledge about it.
by Alfonso (Granada, Spain)

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