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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluffnoun

    any light downy material

  2. bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolitynoun

    something of little value or significance

  3. fluffverb

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

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

    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"

  5. ruffle, fluffverb

    erect or fluff up

    "the bird ruffled its feathers"

  6. tease, fluffverb

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


  1. Fluffnoun

    Hence: Anything light and downy, whose volume consists mostly of air, such as cotton or down.

    Etymology: [Cf. 2d Flue. 84.]

  2. Fluffnoun

    Something light and inconsequential; something not to be taken seriously; -- used commonly of literary or dramatic productions, and sometimes of people.

    Etymology: [Cf. 2d Flue. 84.]

  3. Fluffnoun

    A mistake, especially in the recitation of lines in a drama.

    Etymology: [Cf. 2d Flue. 84.]

  4. Fluffverb

    To make a mistake in the performance of; -- used mostly of lines in a drama; as, he fluffed the last line of the act.


  1. fluffnoun

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

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  2. fluffnoun

    Anything inconsequential or superficial.

    That article was basically a bunch of fluff. It didn't say anything substantive.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  3. fluffnoun

    Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor's lines.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  4. fluffnoun

    A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  5. fluffverb

    To make something fluffy.

    The cat fluffed its tail.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  6. fluffverb

    To become fluffy.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  7. fluffverb

    To make a mistake in one's lines

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

  8. fluffverb

    To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc.

    Etymology: . Compare Japanese フワフワ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluffnoun

    nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers

    Etymology: [Cf. 2d Flue. 84.]


  1. Fluff

    Fluff is a Swedish punk band, formed from former members of the bands Mindless Sinner and Skinny Horse. They were formed in 1996 by Christer Göransson and Magnus Danneblad. They released one album in 1996, called Volume One. The band changed their name to Everlone, but the members stayed the same.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fluff

    fluf, n. a soft down from cotton, &c.: anything downy.—n. Fluff′iness.—adj. Fluff′y. [Perh. conn. with flue, light down.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluff in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fluff in a Sentence

  1. Charlotte Dell:

    It was fluff, but it made me think, `How could that translate to our residents with memory loss?' we're looking to see if we can set a positive tone for the day.

  2. Joanna Hewitt:

    It has to be deeds, not words, what it’s easy to do is have some fluff - but what we want is hard numbers.

  3. Nicole Johnson:

    When I'm hosting Thanksgiving, no-bake desserts are my best friend, i know someone I invite will always come through with the pumpkin and apple pies, so I like to make something different with this no-bake raspberry fluff pie.

  4. Ben Lewis:

    These stories offer comfort and escapism, it's something queer audiences haven't had a lot of. There has got to be room for fluff, for lack of a better term, and seeing queer representation in all genres, even where it hasn't been seen before.

  5. Mark Bauerlein:

    Their stylistic tics are nonsensical fluff: 'Like ... Like ... Like ...,' sentences punctuated with 'N Stuff,' mindless clichés such as 'Omigod!' and 'Awesome.' In their writing, they aren't much better. Let's be clear about every standardized test score and every survey of teachers and employers: the writing of students and younger workers is a mess.

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