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Plumage vs. Fluff

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Plumagenoun

Layer or collection of feathers covering a bird’s body; feathers used ornamentally; feathering.

Fluffnoun

Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.

Plumagenoun

Finery or elaborate dress.

Fluffnoun

Anything inconsequential or superficial.

‘That article was basically a bunch of fluff. It didn't say anything substantive.’;

Plumagenoun

The entire clothing of a bird.

Fluffnoun

(informal) A lapse or mistake, especially a mistake in an actor's lines.

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Plumagenoun

the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Fluffnoun

(New England) Marshmallow creme.

‘That New England-style salami and fluff sandwich sure hit the spot!’;

Plumage

Plumage (Latin: plūma ) is a layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers. The pattern and colours of plumage differ between species and subspecies and may vary with age classes.

‘feather’;

Fluffnoun

(LGBT) A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.

Fluffnoun

A fart.

Fluffverb

(transitive) To make something fluffy.

‘The cat fluffed its tail.’;

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Fluffverb

(intransitive) To become fluffy, puff up.

Fluffverb

(intransitive) To move lightly like fluff.

Fluffverb

To make a mistake in one's lines.

Fluffverb

To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc.

Fluffverb

To fart.

Fluffverb

To arouse (a male pornographic actor) before filming.

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Fluffnoun

Nap or down; flue[2]; soft, downy feathers.

Fluffnoun

Anything light and downy, whose volume consists mostly of air, such as cotton or down.

Fluffnoun

Something light and inconsequential; something not to be taken seriously; - used commonly of literary or dramatic productions, and sometimes of people.

Fluffnoun

A mistake, especially in the recitation of lines in a drama.

Fluffverb

To make or become fluffy; to move lightly like fluff.

Fluffverb

To make a mistake in the performance of; - used mostly of lines in a drama; as, he fluffed the last line of the act.

Fluffnoun

any light downy material

Fluffnoun

something of little value or significance

Fluffnoun

a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

Fluffverb

make a mess of, destroy or ruin;

‘I botched the dinner and we had to eat out’; ‘the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement’;

Fluffverb

erect or fluff up;

‘the bird ruffled its feathers’;

Fluffverb

ruffle (one's hair) by combing towards the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

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