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Definition of "fluff" []

  • Light down or fuzz, as on a young bird or on a dandelion or milkweed seed. (noun)
  • Something having a very light, soft, or frothy consistency or appearance: a fluff of meringue; a fluff of cloud. (noun)
  • Something of little substance or consequence, especially: (noun)
  • Light or superficial entertainment: The movie was just another bit of fluff from Hollywood. (noun)
  • Inflated or padded material: The report was mostly fluff, with little new information. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fluff" in a sentence
  • "He had worked up his patriotism to a pitch of genuine bravery and daring that I had never seen exhibited, when fliff, fluff, fluff, _fluff_, FLUFF, FLUFF -- a whir,"
  • "Witness Judge Richard Cuesta David Paymer, who has no tolerance for being interrupted and even less for naughty language—those who appear before him must substitute the word "fluff" for profanity."
  • "Last year's party was very amusing, especially when one guest decided to shout the word "fluff" rather loudly as the girls tucked into their party tea."