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Meaning of “fluff” in the English Dictionary

"fluff" in British English

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fluffnoun [U]

uk   us   /flʌf/

fluffverb [T]

uk   us   /flʌf/ (US also flub) informal
(Definition of fluff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fluffnoun [U]

 us   /flʌf/
  • fluff noun [U] (SOFT MASS)

a ​softmass of ​fibers, ​feathers, or ​hair: cotton fluff The ​cat, a ​ball of ​white fluff, ​darted into the ​house and ​started to ​lickitsfur. We’d ​lie on ​ourbacks and ​blow the ​dandelion fluff into the neighbor’s ​yard.
  • fluff noun [U] (USELESS INFORMATION)

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

fluffverb [T]

 us   /flʌf/ (also fluff out/up something)
  • fluff verb [T] (MAKE APPEAR LARGER)

to ​shake a ​mass of ​fibers, ​feathers, or ​hair so the ​massappearslarger: Make the ​beds and don’t ​forget to fluff the ​pillows. She fluffed out her ​hair.
(Definition of fluff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fluff”
in Korean 보풀…
in Arabic زَغَب…
in Malaysian berbulu-bulu…
in French peluche…
in Russian пух, ворс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 柔軟的團, 絨毛, 蓬鬆毛團…
in Italian peluria…
in Turkish hav, hav yumağı, tüy…
in Polish meszek, kłaczki…
in Spanish pelusa, lanilla…
in Vietnamese nùi bông…
in Portuguese felpa, penugem…
in Thai สิ่งที่เป็นปุยหรือใยฟู…
in German der Fusel…
in Catalan pelussa…
in Japanese ふわふわしたもの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 柔软的团, 绒毛, 蓬松毛团…
in Indonesian berbulu-bulu…
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