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fluff

noun \ ˈfləf \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of fluff

perhaps blend of flue (fluff) and puff


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fluff

verb

Definition of fluff

fluffed; fluffing; fluffs
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
1 : to become fluffy
2 : to make a mistake; especially : to forget or bungle one's lines in a play

Examples of fluff in a Sentence

  1. The wind fluffed his hair.

  2. The golfer fluffed another shot.

  3. The actor kept fluffing the same line.

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First Known Use of fluff

1835

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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FLUFF Defined for English Language Learners

fluff

Definition of fluff for English Language Learners

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

  • : to do (something) badly


FLUFF Defined for Kids

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fluff

noun \ ˈfləf \

Definition of fluff for Students

: something light and soft
  • Fluff stuck out of the torn cushion.

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fluff

verb

Definition of fluff for Students

fluffed; fluffing
: to make or become fuller, lighter, or softer
  • She fluffed up her pillow.


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