Definition of bluff
- a ship with bluff bows
- the bluff banks of the river
- a bluff, easygoing fellow
he's a bluff but good-hearted teacher
First Known Use: 1627See Words from the same year
She says someone else has made her a higher offer, but I think she's bluffing.
Don't listen to his threats—he's just bluffing you.
I bluffed my way through the interview.
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
: having a very open, honest, and direct way of talking that is friendly but not always polite
: to pretend that you will do something or that you know or have something in order to trick someone into doing what you want
: to pretend to do or make (something)
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