fluff

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1fluff

noun \ˈfləf\

Definition of FLUFF

1
:  7down 1
2
:  something fluffy <dandelion fluff>
3
:  something inconsequential
4
:  blunder; especially :  an actor's lapse of memory

Examples of FLUFF

  1. Her sweater was covered with fluff.
  2. The movie was pure fluff.
  3. Her latest article has the usual fluff about movie stars and gossip.

Origin of FLUFF

perhaps blend of flue (fluff) and puff
First Known Use: 1790

2fluff

verb

: to shake or move (something, such as a pillow) so that it is fuller, lighter, or softer

: to do (something) badly

Full Definition of FLUFF

transitive verb
1
:  to make fluffy <fluff the pillows> <birds fluffing up their feathers>
2
a :  to spoil by a mistake :  botch
b :  to deliver badly or forget (one's lines) in a play
intransitive verb
1
:  to become fluffy
2
:  to make a mistake; especially :  to forget or bungle one's lines in a play

Examples of FLUFF

  1. The wind fluffed his hair.
  2. The golfer fluffed another shot.
  3. The actor kept fluffing the same line.

First Known Use of FLUFF

1835

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