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fluff

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noun \ˈfləf\

Definition of fluff

  1. 1 :  7down 1

  2. 2 :  something fluffy <dandelion fluff>

  3. 3 :  something inconsequential

  4. 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.

Origin and Etymology of fluff

perhaps blend of flue (fluff) and puff


First Known Use: 1790


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fluff

verb

Definition of fluff

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make fluffy <fluff the pillows> <birds fluffing up their feathers>

  3. 2 a :  to spoil by a mistake :  botch b :  to deliver badly or forget (one's lines) in a play

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become fluffy

  6. 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.

1835

First Known Use of fluff

1835


FLUFF Defined for English Language Learners


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fluff

verb

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

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noun \ˈfləf\

Definition of fluff for Students

  1. :  something light and soft <Fluff stuck out of the torn cushion.>


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fluff

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verb

Definition of fluff for Students

fluffed

fluffing

  1. :  to make or become fuller, lighter, or softer <She fluffed up her pillow.>



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