fluff

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Onomatopoeic. Compare Japanese フワフワ (fuwafuwa, lightly, softly), Hungarian puha (“soft, fluffy”).

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fluff (plural fluffs)

  1. Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.
  2. Anything inconsequential or superficial.
    That article was basically a bunch of fluff. It didn't say anything substantive.
  3. Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor’s lines.
  4. (New England) marshmallow creme
  5. (LGBT) A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.

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fluff (third-person singular simple present fluffs, present participle fluffing, simple past and past participle fluffed)

  1. (transitive) To make something fluffy.
    The cat fluffed its tail.
  2. (intransitive) To become fluffy.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, of an actor or announcer) To make a mistake in one’s lines
  4. (transitive) To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc.
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, BBC Sport:
      Either side of Rooney's fluffed chance, it was a tale of Ukrainian domination as they attacked England down both flanks and showed the greater fluidity of the teams.

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fluff c

  1. fluffy (and absorbent) stuff in a baby's diaper

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Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 21:14