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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fluff
  1. Nap or down; flue[2]; soft, downy feathers.
  2. Hence:Anything light and downy, whose volume consists mostly of air, such as cotton or down.
  3. Something light and inconsequential; something not to be taken seriously; -- used commonly of literary or dramatic productions, and sometimes of people.
  4. A mistake, especially in the recitation of lines in a drama.

Etymology: Cf. 2d Flue. √84

verb Fluff
To make or become fluffy; to move lightly like fluff.
verb Fluff
To make a mistake in the performance of; -- used mostly of lines in a drama; as, he fluffed the last line of the act.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
  2. Something of little value or significance
  3. Any light downy material
  4. Ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
  5. Erect or fluff up
  6. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Onomatopoeic; compare Japanese フワフワ (fuwafuwa, “lightly, softly”), Hungarian puha (“soft, fluffy”), Polish puchaty (“soft, fluffy”). Alternatively, a variant of floow, possibly from West Flemish vluwe, from French velu, ultimately from Latin villus ("shaggy hair, tuft of hair").

  1. Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.
  2. Anything inconsequential or superficial.
    That article was basically a bunch of . It didn't say anything substantive.
  3. Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor’s lines.
  4. (New England) Marshmallow creme.
  5. (LGBT) A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.
  6. (Australia, euphemistic) A fart.

fluff was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Fun Facts about the name Fluff

  • When was the first name Fluff first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fluff is Sunday, July 3rd, 1904.
  • How unique is the name Fluff? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fluff. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fluff: Your name in reverse order is Ffulf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fuffl. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Fluff born Oct 11, 2016

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.