Definition of Fluff

1. Noun. Any light downy material.

Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Derivative terms: Fluffy

2. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

3. Noun. Something of little value or significance.
Exact synonyms: Bagatelle, Frippery, Frivolity
Generic synonyms: Small Beer, Trifle, Trivia, Triviality

4. Verb. Erect or fluff up. "The bird ruffled its feathers"
Exact synonyms: Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Loosen
Also: Fluff Up

5. Noun. A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines).

6. Verb. Ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect. "They fluff their hair "
Exact synonyms: Tease
Generic synonyms: Comb, Comb Out, Disentangle
Derivative terms: Teasing

Definition of Fluff

1. n. Nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers.

2. v. t. & i. To make or become fluffy; to move lightly like fluff.

Definition of Fluff

1. Noun. Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers. ¹

2. Noun. Anything inconsequential or superficial. ¹

3. Noun. Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor’s lines. ¹

4. Noun. A passive partner in a lesbian relationship. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make something fluffy. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become fluffy. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive intransitive of an actor or announcer) To make a mistake in one’s lines ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc. ¹

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Definition of Fluff

1. to make fluffy [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: fluffy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluff

fluent aphasia
flufenamic acid
fluff girls
fluff out
fluff up

Literary usage of Fluff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving by Bram Stoker (1907)
"To "fluff" means in the language of the theatre to be uncertain, inexact, imperfect. This was too much for the poor foreigner, who up to then had understood ..."

2. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"The Ballad of Doc fluff DOCTOR fluff, who lived in Cornville, he was hearty, brisk, and bluff, Didn't have much extry knowledge, but in some ways knowed ..."

3. Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli (2006)
"Always err on the side of substance, not fluff. ... Inclusion classes provide even more opportunities to consider fluff versus substance. ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"wool, fluff. downcast, a. 1. See DEPRESSED. rare). 2. lowered (eyes, glance), dejected (eyes; Antonyme: »ее UPTURNED. down«, n. pi. upland, wold (Eng.), ..."

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