- Nap or down; flue; soft, downy feathers.
- Hence:Anything light and downy, whose volume consists mostly of air, such as cotton or down.
- Something light and inconsequential; something not to be taken seriously; -- used commonly of literary or dramatic productions, and sometimes of people.
- A mistake, especially in the recitation of lines in a drama.
Etymology: Cf. 2d Flue. √84