For one split second, she seemed to be fluffing up her hair, a vulnerable gesture.
A bit of fluffing and the lovely hair rose like an aura about the smiling face.
I don't go twittering and fluffing about in oaks and chestnuts, perching on the birds' nest steps and getting in their way.
The profits thus accruing are called fluffings, and the practice is known as fluffing.
And he hoped Sam hadn't gotten too blistered by his mentors when he returned home after fluffing the inquiry he was sent out on.
Having done so, she stood before the mantel-mirror, fluffing up her hair a little, where the hat had pressed it down.
The flesh side is finished by fluffing it on the emery or carborundum wheel (Fig. 33).
Emma McChesney took off her hat before the dim old mirror, and stood there, fluffing out her hair here, patting it there.
Astrid was standing before the mirror, fluffing her hair; she turned at Ingeborg's last words, and set her hands on her hips.
Why should people waste time in fluffing and crimping their hair.
"light, feathery stuff," 1790, apparently a variant of floow "wooly substance, down, nap" (1580s), perhaps from Flemish vluwe, from French velu "shaggy, hairy," from Latin vellus "fleece," or Latin villus "tuft of hair" (see velvet). OED suggests fluff as "an imitative modification" of floow, "imitating the action of puffing away some light substance." Slang bit of fluff "young woman" is from 1903. The marshmallow confection Fluff dates to c.1920 in Massachusetts, U.S.
"to shake into a soft mass," 1875, from fluff (n.). Meaning "make a mistake" is from 1884, originally in theater slang. Related: Fluffed; fluffing.
: Show me an actor that never fluffed a line