AskDefine | Define fluff

Dictionary Definition

fluff

Noun

1 any light downy material
2 something of little value or significance [syn: bagatelle, frippery, frivolity]
3 a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

Verb

1 make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
2 erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers" [syn: ruffle]
3 ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect [syn: tease]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /flʌf/, /flVf/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌf

Noun

  1. Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.
  2. Anything inconsequential or superficial.
  3. A mistake in an actor’s lines.
  4. A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

light fur etc
  • Dutch: italbrac instance pluis, italbrac material pluis
  • German: Flaum, Fluse, Fussel
  • Greek: χνούδι
  • Russian: пух, пушок
something inconsequential
  • Dutch: akkefietje
actor’s mistake
  • Dutch: verspreking, blooper
  • German: Patzer
passive partner in lesbian relationship

See also

Verb

  1. To make something fluffy.
  2. To become fluffy.
  3. In the context of "intransitive|of an actor or announcer": To make a mistake in one’s lines

Translations

make fluffy
  • Dutch: opkloppen, pluizen
  • German: aufplustern
become fluffy
  • Dutch: pluizen
  • German: plustern
make a mistake in one’s lines
  • Dutch: zich verspreken
  • German: verpatzen, versprechen

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Fluff may be:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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