fluff fluff  /f ˈləf/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any light downy material
  2. (n) something of little value or significance
  3. (n) a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
  4. (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  5. (v) erect or fluff up
  6. (v) ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Finally, a giant contraption with three vacuumized tubes separates the quills from tiny bits of now pristine feather fluff.
  2. The religious impulse sometimes thrives on false sentiment, emotional need and cultural fluff.
  3. Because of its shape, it leaves a little fluff in the corners where it can't quite reach.

News

  1. Grad student taking census of Wichita’s snowy egrets

    A pint-size gray fluff ball peeps its head out of its twig nest, only to see its own tiny reflection in a mirror.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. Brides Furious After Receiving Gift Basket for Wedding Gift

    A bride started a war of words after two guests bought her a "cheap and embarrassing" gift consisting of candy in a basket. Kathy Mason, from Hamilton, Ontario, and her boyfriend, created a food hamper for the same-sex couple. It was full of treats including pasta, olive oil, crutons, biscuits, Marshmallow Fluff and Sour Patch Kids. A card attached to the basket read, "Enjoy…life is delicious ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. PAWS ADOPTION OPTION: Fluff and Wilhemina, are people-oriented

    Hello, my name is Fluff. I know that is a silly name for a shorthaired cat, but you know humans: they give us cats the most ridiculous names sometimes. And I guess, well, really, it could be worse.  I could have been called Kitty, or Tiger, or … well, you get the idea. My daughter, on the other hand, has a nice, distinctive name: Wilhemina. But, more on her later.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Wakefield Observer

Quotes

  1. "I'm hoping there are going to be enough people in place in a supportive role that they can put out the fire before it gets to me," Zorn said. "Because I want to coach. I'm not here for fluff. I want to lead and I want to motivate."
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Jim Zorn Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It's a classic rivalry, one of the greatest rivalries in sports, and the country seems to be kind of re-energized by it, at least NBA fans," Bryant said. "I think (the past) adds more fluff for this week leading up to it, all the classic...
    on Jun 1, 2008 By: Kobe Bryant Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Kelly explained: "We've named him Woody and he's only 10 weeks old, and probably weighs less than a pound. He's the cutest ball of fluff I've ever seen - other than Sid of course!"
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Kelly Osbourne Source: Contactmusic.com

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