Sense: 1-2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: BLUFF1
Sense: 3
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: BLUFF3


2 noun
Related topics: Nature, Geology, Geography
1 [uncountable and countable] an attempt to deceive someone by making them think you will do something when you do not intend to do it:
The threat was only a bluff.
Whatever you say, you must do it. This isn't a game of bluff.
double bluff

call somebody's bluff

to tell someone to do what they have threatened because you do not believe that they will really do it
3 [countable]DN a very steep cliff or slope

Dictionary results for "bluff"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.