Associations to the word «Bluff»


BLUFF, noun. An act of bluffing; a false expression of the strength of one's position in order to intimidate; braggadocio.
BLUFF, noun. (poker) An attempt to represent oneself as holding a stronger hand than they actually do.
BLUFF, noun. (US) (dated) The card game poker.
BLUFF, verb. ((poker) To make a bluff; to give the impression that one's hand is stronger than it is.
BLUFF, verb. (by analogy) To frighten or deter with a false show of strength or confidence; to give a false impression of strength or temerity in order to intimidate and gain some advantage.
BLUFF, noun. A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.
BLUFF, noun. ​ (Canadian Prairies) A small wood or stand of trees, typically poplar or willow.
BLUFF, adjective. Having a broad, flattened front.
BLUFF, adjective. Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.
BLUFF, adjective. Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.
BLUFF, adjective. Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque.
BLUFF, proper noun. The southernmost town in the South Island of New Zealand, and seaport for the Southland region.
BLUFF CATCHER, noun. (poker slang) A hand which can beat a bluff but not any hand better than a bluff.
BLUFF CATCHERS, noun. Plural of bluff catcher

Dictionary definition

BLUFF, noun. A high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion).
BLUFF, noun. Pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted".
BLUFF, noun. The act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards.
BLUFF, verb. Deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand.
BLUFF, verb. Frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is.
BLUFF, adjective. 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".
BLUFF, adjective. Bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader".

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill