2. A cork belt or jacket to keep a person from sinking: All ships and boats should carry one buoy or life jacket for each passenger and crew member.
Edgar has never heard that there is such a thing as a "female float" or girl buoy, but isn't it possible to say that there is such a thing as a "male float" called a boy buoy?
One thing is certain, a girl can either buoy up the self confidence of a boy or she can mutilate his ego.
When a sea gull swooped and lit on a buoy that bobbed in the bay, he said, "As here I sit, buoy meets gull. Hey, hey."
2. Etymology: From Old High German bouhhan, "buoy", and is elated to "beacon".
The term also exists in French bouee, Italian boia, and Spanish boya.
2. To inspire or to encourage: The football team was buoyed up for the game because they were all in good physical condition and they were convinced by their coach that they had a very good chance of winning the championship.