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Noun: fluff  flúf
  1. Any light downy material
     
  2. Something of little value or significance
    "mere rhetorical fluff";
    - bagatelle, frippery, frivolity
     
  3. A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
Verb: fluff  flúf
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I fluffed the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, butcher, balls up, cock up [Brit], goof up
     
  2. Erect or fluff up
    "the bird fluffed its feathers";
    - ruffle
     
  3. Ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
    - tease

Derived forms: fluffed, fluffing, fluffs

See also: fluff up

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, comb, comb out, disentangle, fail, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, go wrong, loosen, material, miscarry, picayune [N. Amer], piddler, pratfall, small beer, small fry, stuff, trifle, trivia, triviality

Encyclopedia: Fluff