- 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.
fluff definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: uncertain or unknown; perhaps blend of flue plush 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
fluff definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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.
- 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).
- To become fluffy.
- Informal To make an error, especially to forget or botch one's lines.
Origin: Origin unknown.
fluff - Phrases/Idioms
bit of fluffor piece of fluff
Slang a girl or young woman: now often regarded as patronizing