- The definition of fluff is a loose, soft and light substance.
- An example of fluff is a handful of feathers.
- An example of fluff is cotton pillow fill.
- Fluff is defined as to shake until loose and light, or make a mistake.
- An example of fluff is shaking a pillow until the filling is evenly spread inside.
- An example of fluff is saying the opposite of what you mean to say.
A little piece of fluff.
- soft, light down
- a loose, soft, downy mass of hair, feathers, cotton, dust, etc.
- any light or trivial matter or talk
- Theater, Radio, TV an error in speaking or reading a line
Origin of fluffuncertain or unknown; perhaps blend of flue + puff
- to shake or pat until loose, feathery, and fluffy
- Theater, Radio, TV to make an error in speaking or reading (a word, one's lines, etc.)
- to make a botch of; flub
- to become fluffy
- to make a mistake
bit of fluffor piece of fluff
- Light down or fuzz, as on a young bird or on a dandelion or milkweed seed.
- Something having a very light, soft, or frothy consistency or appearance: a fluff of meringue; a fluff of cloud.
- 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.
- The parts of a junked car that are not metal and cannot be recycled.
- Informal An error, especially in the delivery of lines, as by an actor or announcer.
verbfluffed, fluff·ing, fluffs
- To make fluffy: fluff a pillow; a squirrel fluffing out its tail.
- 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).
- Vulgar Slang To cause (a man) to be sufficiently aroused so that he is able to have sexual intercourse, especially in a pornographic film.
- To become fluffy.
- Informal To make an error, especially to forget or botch one's lines.
Origin of fluffOrigin unknown.
- Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.
- Anything inconsequential or superficial.
- That article was basically a bunch of fluff. It didn't say anything substantive.
- Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor’s lines.
- (New England) marshmallow creme
- (LGBT) A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.
(third-person singular simple present fluffs, present participle fluffing, simple past and past participle fluffed)
Onomatopoeic. Compare Japanese フワフワ (fuwafuwa, “lightly, softly”), Hungarian puha (“soft, fluffy”).