Bluffer



good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken:
a big, bluff, generous man.
presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front, as a coastline:
a bluff, precipitous headland.
Nautical. (of the bow of a vessel) having a full, blunt form.
a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.
North Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian Prairie Provinces. a clump or grove of trees on a prairie or other generally treeless area.
Historical Examples

My Actor-Husband Anonymous
Cattle-Ranch to College Russell Doubleday
The Coming of the Law Charles Alden Seltzer
The Great Gold Rush W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
Baseball Joe in the World Series Lester Chadwick
The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point Quincy Allen
Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
Chicago, Satan’s Sanctum L. O. Curon
The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
The American Language Henry L. Mencken

verb
to pretend to be confident about an uncertain issue or to have undisclosed resources, in order to influence or deter (someone)
noun
deliberate deception intended to create the impression of a stronger position or greater resources than one actually has
call someone’s bluff, to challenge someone to give proof of his claims
noun
a steep promontory, bank, or cliff, esp one formed by river erosion on the outside bend of a meander
(Canadian) a clump of trees on the prairie; copse
adjective
good-naturedly frank and hearty
(of a bank, cliff, etc) presenting a steep broad face
v.
n.
see: call someone’s bluff

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