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 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 ; move, float, or settle down like fluff.
to make a mistake, especially in the delivery of lines by a performer; blunder.
a person employed on a pornographic film set to ensure that male actors are kept aroused
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)
an off-stage person hired to keep a male porn star in a state of erection
“track sweeper on the London underground,” by 1956.
“light, feathery stuff,” 1790, apparently a variant of floow “wooly substance, down, nap” (1580s), perhaps from Flemish vluwe, from French velu “shaggy, hairy,” from Latin vellus “fleece,” or Latin villus “tuft of hair” (see velvet). OED suggests fluff as “an imitative modification” of floow, “imitating the action of puffing away some light substance.” Slang bit of fluff “young woman” is from 1903. The marshmallow confection Fluff dates to c.1920 in Massachusetts, U.S.
“to shake into a soft mass,” 1875, from fluff (n.). Meaning “make a mistake” is from 1884, originally in theater slang. Related: Fluffed; fluffing.
: Show me an actor that never fluffed a line
bit of fluff, give someone the fluff
noun A frivolous or stupid young woman; ditz: To judge masculinity you need a woman, and not some little fluffhead either (1970s+)
[fluhf-ee] /ˈflʌf i/ adjective, fluffier, fluffiest. 1. of, resembling, or covered with . 2. light or airy: a fluffy cake. 3. having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous: fluffy thinking. /ˈflʌfɪ/ adjective fluffier, fluffiest 1. of, resembling, or covered with fluff 2. soft and light: fluffy hair 3. adj. 1825, from fluff + […]
[fluhf] /flʌf/ noun 1. light, downy particles, as of cotton. 2. a soft, light, downy mass: a fluff of summer clouds. 3. something of no consequence: The book is pure fluff, but fun to read. 4. an error or blunder, especially an actor’s memory lapse in the delivery of lines. verb (used with object) 5. […]
noun A sluggard; shirker; goldbrick, goof-off (WWII armed forces)