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

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