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noun [U]  /flʌf/ us  

fluff noun [U] (SOFT MASS)

a soft mass of fibers, feathers, or hair: cotton fluff The cat, a ball of white fluff, darted into the house and started to lick its fur. We’d lie on our backs and blow the dandelion fluff into the neighbor’s yard.


useless or unimportant information: Don’t expect all fluff – like most good satire, this contains some moments of truth.


verb [T]  /flʌf/ (also fluff out/up something) us  

fluff verb [T] (MAKE APPEAR LARGER)

to shake a mass of fibers, feathers, or hair so the mass appears larger: Make the beds and don’t forget to fluff the pillows. She fluffed out her hair.
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