fluff (plural fluffs)
- 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.
- (Australia, euphemistic) A fart.
- (anything light, soft or fuzzy): fuzz, puff
- (anything inconsequential or superficial): BS, cruft, hype, all talk
- (a lapse): blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, error, fault, faux pas, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble, thinko
- (passive in a lesbian relationship): ruffle
- See also Wikisaurus:error
light fur etc
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- (transitive) To make something fluffy.
- The cat fluffed its tail.
- (intransitive) To become fluffy.
- (intransitive) To move lightly like fluff.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Holmes to this entry?)
- (transitive, intransitive, of an actor or announcer) To make a mistake in one’s lines.
- (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.
- (intransitive, Australia, euphemistic) To fart.
to make fluffy
to become fluffy
to make a mistake in one’s lines
- fluffy (and absorbent) stuff in a baby's diaper
Declension of fluff