Definition of Fluff in English :

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Fluff meaning in English

Meaning of Fluff in English

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Fluff pronunciation in English

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1. fluff

any light downy material

2. bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolity

something of little value or significance

3. fluff

a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)


4. ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil

make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Example Sentences:
'I botched the dinner and we had to eat out'
'the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement'

5. fluff, ruffle

erect or fluff up

Example Sentences:
'the bird ruffled its feathers'

6. fluff, tease

ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fluff
soft light particles, such as the down or nap of cotton or wool
any light downy substance
an object, matter, etc, of little importance; trifle
4. informal
a mistake, esp in speaking or reading lines or performing music
5. informal
a young woman (esp in the phrase a bit of fluff)
to make or become soft and puffy by shaking or patting; puff up
7. informal
to make a mistake in performing (an action, dramatic speech, music, etc)

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see synonyms of fluff
soft, light down
a loose, soft, downy mass of hair, feathers, cotton, dust, etc.
any light or trivial matter or talk
4.  Theatre and Radio and Television
an error in speaking or reading a line
verb transitive
to shake or pat until loose, feathery, and fluffy
6.  Theatre and Radio and Television
to make an error in speaking or reading (a word, one's lines, etc.)
to make a botch of; flub
verb intransitive
to become fluffy
to make a mistake

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fluff
1. Light down or fuzz, as on a young bird or on a dandelion or milkweed seed.
2. Something having a very light, soft, or frothy consistency or appearance: a fluff of meringue; a fluff of cloud.
3. Something of little substance or consequence, especially:
a. Light or superficial entertainment: The movie was just another bit of fluff from Hollywood.
b. Inflated or padded material: The report was mostly fluff, with little new information.
4. The parts of a junked car that are not metal and cannot be recycled.
5. Informal An error, especially in the delivery of lines, as by an actor or announcer.
v. fluffed, fluff·ing, fluffs
1. To make fluffy: fluff a pillow; a squirrel fluffing out its tail.
2. Informal
a. To ruin or mar by a mistake or blunder: They fluffed their chance to participate in the playoffs by losing their last three games.
b. To forget or botch (one's lines).
3. Vulgar Slang To cause (a man) to be sufficiently aroused so that he is able to have sexual intercourse, especially in a pornographic film.
1. To become fluffy.
2. Informal To make an error, especially to forget or botch one's lines.

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