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.
An example of fluff is a handful of feathers.
An example of fluff is cotton pillow fill.
- Light or superficial entertainment.The movie was just another bit of fluff from Hollywood.
- Inflated or padded material.The report was mostly fluff, with little new information.
They fluffed their chance to participate in the playoffs by losing their last three games.
A fluff of meringue; a fluff of cloud.
Fluff a pillow; a squirrel fluffing out its tail.
- a girl or young woman
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From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Onomatopoeic. Compare Japanese フワフワ (fuwafuwa, “lightly, softly”), Hungarian puha (“soft, fluffy”).