[ fluhf ]
/ flʌf /
light, downy particles, as of cotton.
a soft, light, downy mass: a fluff of summer clouds.
something of no consequence: The book is pure fluff, but fun to read.
an error or blunder, especially an actor's memory lapse in the delivery of lines.
verb (used with object)
to make into fluff; shake or puff out (feathers, hair, etc.) into a fluffy mass (often followed by up): to fluff up the sofa pillows.
to make a mistake in: The leading man fluffed his lines.
verb (used without object)
to become fluffy; move, float, or settle down like fluff.
to make a mistake, especially in the delivery of lines by a performer; blunder.
Related formsfluff·er, nounun·fluffed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fluffer (1 of 2)
/ (ˈflʌfə) /
a person employed on a pornographic film set to ensure that male actors are kept aroused
British Dictionary definitions for fluffer (2 of 2)
/ (flʌf) /
soft light particles, such as the down or nap of cotton or wool
any light downy substance
an object, matter, etc, of little importance; trifle
informal a mistake, esp in speaking or reading lines or performing music
informal a young woman (esp in the phrase a bit of fluff)
to make or become soft and puffy by shaking or patting; puff up
informal to make a mistake in performing (an action, dramatic speech, music, etc)
Word Origin for fluff
C18: perhaps from flue ²
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