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Bluff Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bluff adj
  1. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock" [syn: bold, sheer]
  2. bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader" n
  3. a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  4. pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
  5. the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards [syn: four flush] v
  6. deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand [syn: bluff out]
  7. frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
Bluff Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bluff \Bluff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bluffed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bluffing.]
  1. (Poker) To deter (an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value. [U. S.]
  2. To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off. [Colloq.]
Bluff Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bluff \Bluff\, v. i. To act as in the game of bluff.
Bluff Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bluff \Bluff\, a. [Cf. OD. blaf flat, broad, blaffaert one with a broad face, also, a boaster; or G. verbl["u]ffen to confuse, LG. bluffen to frighten; to unknown origin.]
  1. Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship. ``Bluff visages.'' --Irving.
  2. Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front. ``A bluff or bold shore.'' --Falconer. Its banks, if not really steep, had a bluff and precipitous aspect. --Judd.
  3. Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.
  4. Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain. ``Bluff King Hal.'' --Sir W. Scott. There is indeed a bluff pertinacity which is a proper defense in a moment of surprise. --I. Taylor.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bluff'

  • Bluff: Bluff may refer to: a type of deception an empty boast Geography : a very steep and broad hill or small cliff , frequently next to a river ...
  • Bluff, New Zealand: Bluff is a town and seaport in the Southland region, on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand . Cape Reinga to The Bluff"). ...
  • Bluff (poker): In the card game of poker , a bluff is a bet or raise made with a hand which is not thought to be the best hand. To bluff is to make such ...
  • Bluff, Utah: Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County , Utah , United States . The population was 320 at the 2000 census . ...
  • Bluff (Pittsburgh): The Bluff or Uptown (also known by its former name Soho) is a neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania to the southeast of ...
  • Bluff Magazine: Bluff Magazine is an American magazine specializing in the game of poker . Separate editions are also published for Europe , Latin ...
  • Bluff Branch: The Bluff Branch is a railway line in Southland , New Zealand that links Invercargill with the port of Bluff . One of the first ...

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* You bluffed me I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality. - Andrew Schneider

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