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[sluhf] /slʌf/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
slough2 . Unabridged
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  • Cut it vertical, knowing and planning for it to sluff.
  • With the exception of a few localized sluff s, the watershed does not have unhealthy sediment loading downstream.
  • Individual fronds of kelp live for only six-months and then sluff off.
  • Reeves went on to say that research shows when the tests are taken by students with poor attendance and who sluff off, they fail.
British Dictionary definitions for sluff


noun, verb
(bridge) a variant spelling of slough2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sluff

"avoid work," 1951 slang variant of slough (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sluff



A slot machine; one-arm bandit: The slots are going day and night (1950+)



A slow, sluggish, slothful person: an old slowpoke

[1848+; fr slow used for vowel rhyme with the early 1800s poke, ''behave dilatorily, potter, saunter,'' perhaps influenced by 16th-century slowback, ''sluggard'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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