Definition of fluff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flʌf//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flʌf//
    [uncountable] Parts of animals
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  1. 1(also lint) small pieces of wool, cotton, etc. that gather on clothes and other surfaces This sweater is covered in fluff.
  2. 2soft animal fur or bird feathers, that is found especially on young animals or birds The baby birds were still covered in fluff. See related entries: Parts of animals
  3. 3(informal, especially North American English) entertainment that is not serious and is not considered to have great value
  4. Word Originlate 18th cent.: probably a dialect alteration of 16th-cent. flue ‘down, nap, fluff’, apparently from Flemish vluwe.
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