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Topic: HOUSEHOLD

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from flue 'fluff' (16-19 centuries), from Flemish vluwe

fluff

1 noun
     
fluff1 [uncountable]
1DCDH soft light bits of thread that have come from wool, cotton, or other materials:
He was picking bits of fluff off his trousers.
a ball of carpet fluff
2HBB soft light hair or feathers, especially on a young bird or animal:
The chicks were just balls of yellow fluff.
3 news, music, writing, work etc that is not serious or important:
a magazine full of pop and fashion fluff
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