OTHER WORDS FROM flufffluffer, nounun·fluffed, adjective
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What does fluff mean?
Fluff is a light, soft mass, such as cotton or a cloud, as in After I shaved my head, the hair that grew back was soft, like fluff.
To fluff something means to shake or puff out something, as with pillows. When you fluff your hair, you might shake it out a bit so that it puffs up and looks fluffy.
Fluff can also describe something that is of little importance, such as a novel that someone deems fun but not at all serious.
Fluff is also a mistake, especially a situation in which an actor forgets their lines. To fluff is to make such a mistake, as in Valerie fluffed her lines during the first scene, but she quickly recovered.
Example: When Grace and I were stuffing the pillows we had made, we had fluff flying all over the living room.
Where does fluff come from?
Fluff usually refers to something that is soft or fluffy, but can occasionally have meanings referring to mistakes. This is because in theater and film, a fluff is a mistake or flub made when an actor or actress forgets their lines. Marshmallow fluff is a creamy, sweet spread that is particularly popular in New England. Many children enjoy a fluffernutter sandwich, that is, a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff for their lunch.
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What are some other forms related to fluff?
- fluffy (adjective)
- unfluffed (adjective)
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How is fluff used in real life?
When fluff refers to an error, it can be used in an unconcerned way or angrily.
Why are wasps so angry?!? Probs jealous of bees and their swaggy fluff
— Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil) June 16, 2017
Once I was reading a super emotional fluff and I couldn't hold my tears… it was so weird, the people around were worried about me 🥲
— Kenouki (@shin_kenouki) October 12, 2021
And if you want better reporting — buy it. Subscribe to WAPO, NYTIMES, WSJ, Locals. Use your wallet. Read the serious – resist the fluff.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 21, 2017
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Is fluff used correctly in the following sentence?
A baby duckling is covered in downy fluff, making them soft and cuddly.
How to use fluff in a sentence
That being said, don’t add fluff to increase the word count — visitors will easily recognize if you do and this will lead to a poor user experience.Four website usability elements that improve your search rankings|Hazel Raoult|December 21, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The staff had to navigate the recruiting process during a pandemic, but Locksley said that took “the fluff out of recruiting.”Maryland football brings in four-star flip and plenty of local talent on signing day|Emily Giambalvo|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
PrimaLoft has devised a new way to create the fluff that goes in jackets without requiring the heat from those dirty ovens.The 8 most exciting sports and outdoor products of 2020|By Stan Horaczek and Rob Verger|December 4, 2020|Popular-Science
In 2020, the ideal blog post length should be between 2,100 and 2,400 words – enough to thoroughly discuss a topic with authority, but not too long that fluff would be inevitable.Five excellent tips to optimize SEO for Bing – not Google|Justin Staples|October 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
It means you should go easy on fluff words and adopt an expository style of writing.
After missing that mark with the empty-calorie fluff of Salem, WGN is nailing it with Manhattan.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hard-nosed criticism is squeezed out by soft stories, gossip and fluff.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting|Ted Gioia|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of the fur pieces even looked like little animals with big eyes, staring out from beyond the fluff.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week|Liza Foreman|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite all his high-points value moves, Obama is losing his game of Words With Americans by spouting fluff.Romney’s One Quip on Russia Trumps Obama’s Former Declarations|Stuart Stevens|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike hoity-toity displays of pedigree fluff, the Average Joe Cat Show is a celebration of middling felines.The Cat's Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics|Lonely Planet|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because that little fluff of a Mrs Everett is too good-natured to kill or to direct the killing of anybody.In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
Oh, Mary had a little Lamb, regarding whose cuticular The fluff exterior was white and kinked in each particular.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The fluff from the work seemed to smother Connie that morning.Sue, A Little Heroine|L. T. Meade
The Rector was sitting in the library, hard at work rubbing the fluff from the anemone seeds with sand.Plashers Mead|Compton Mackenzie
Valeria gave a cry; she opened the little fist, and saw the soft black fluff lying there.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres