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bit of fluff

1. A physically attractive woman. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jack knew he was the envy of all of his friends as he paraded around town with his new bit of fluff.
2. A derogatory term used to describe a woman who lacks value beyond being physically attractive. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can't believe my ex-boyfriend went out with that bit of fluff!
See also: bit, fluff, of

fluff up

To shake or otherwise move something soft or plush so that it becomes (or at least looks) fluffier. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fluff" and "up." I fluffed up the pillows on the couch before our guests got here.
See also: fluff, up

fluff (one's) lines

To say the wrong words or forget the words entirely while reciting something or performing in a play. She had been doing so well in her debut performance before she completely fluffed her lines in the final scene. I had learned the speech off by heart, but I was so emotional that I fluffed my lines halfway through.
See also: fluff, line

fluff out

To cause something to become puffier in appearance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fluff" and "out." In the 80s, girls used to fluff out their bangs and make their hair as voluminous as possible.
See also: fluff, out

fluff-stuff

slang Snow. The sun will melt some of this fluff-stuff, thank goodness. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly ready for spring!

fluff one's lines

 and blow one's lines; muff one's lines
to speak one's speech badly or forget one's lines when one is in a play. The actress fluffed her lines badly in the last act. I was in a play once, and I muffed my lines over and over. It's okay to blow your lines in rehearsal.
See also: fluff, line

fluff something out

[for a bird] to move its feathers outward. The parrot said good night, fluffed its feathers out, and went to sleep. The bird fluffed out its feathers.
See also: fluff, out

fluff something up

to make something soft appear fuller or higher. Fluff your pillow up before you go to bed. She fluffed up her pillow before retiring.
See also: fluff, up

bit of fluff (or skirt or stuff)

a woman regarded in sexual terms. British informal
1937 W. Somerset Maugham Theatre It was strangely flattering for a woman to be treated as a little bit of fluff that you just tumbled on to a bed.
See also: bit, fluff, of

fluff up

v.
To shake or ruffle something, especially something with feathers or fur, to make it softer, puffier, or larger: When my canary fluffs up its feathers, it looks round and fat. I fluffed up the cat's fur with a hairbrush. The pillows will be more comfortable if you let me fluff them up.
See also: fluff, up

fluff

(fləf)
1. n. nonsense; irrelevant stuff; hype. Cut out the fluff and talk straight.
2. tv. & in. to make an error; to do something incorrectly. Todd fluffs his lines in the same place every night.

fluff-stuff

n. snow. There is supposed to be an inch of fluff-stuff tonight.
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