fluff

fluff [fluf]
n.
[? blend of FLUE3 + PUFF]
1. soft, light down
2. a loose, soft, downy mass of hair, feathers, cotton, dust, etc.
3. any light or trivial matter or talk
4. Theater Radio TV an error in speaking or reading a line
vt.
1. to shake or pat until loose, feathery, and fluffy
2. Theater Radio TV to make an error in speaking or reading (a word, one's lines, etc.)
3. to make a botch of; flub
vi.
1. to become fluffy
2. to make a mistake
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bit of fluff or piece of fluff
Slang a girl or young woman: now often regarded as patronizing

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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