bluffer


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bluff 1

 (blŭf)
v. bluffed, bluff·ing, bluffs
v.intr.
1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone: The management debated if there would really be a strike or if the union was bluffing.
2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as a means of intimidating another animal.
3. To try to mislead opponents in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
v.tr.
1. To deceive or intimidate (someone) by a false display of confidence or aggression.
2. To try to mislead (opponents) in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
3. To start but not carry out (an action) as a means of deceiving or intimidating another: The pitcher bluffed a throw to first base.
n.
The act or practice of bluffing.
Idiom:
bluff (one's) way
To deceive someone or accomplish something by making a false display.

[Origin unknown.]

bluff′a·ble adj.
bluff′er n.

bluff 2

 (blŭf)
n.
A steep headland, promontory, riverbank, or cliff.
adj. bluff·er, bluff·est
1. Having or showing a rough and blunt but not unkind manner: "the great big bluff guests who told bawdy jokes and got up early to watch the sun rise" (Erin McGraw).
2. Having a broad, steep front: the boat's bluff bow.

[Probably from obsolete Dutch blaf or Middle Low German blaff, broad.]

bluff′ly adv.
bluff′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluffer - a person who tries to bluff other people
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Translations

bluffer

[ˈblʌfəʳ] Nfarolero/a m/f

bluffer

nBluffer m

bluffer

[ˈblʌfəʳ] nbluffatore/trice
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It was probably owing to this fortification of the natural strength of his constitution with so much exposure to the air, and the salt sea, that Mr Sparkler did not pine outwardly; but, whatever the cause, he was so far from having any prospect of moving his mistress by a languishing state of health, that he grew bluffer every day, and that peculiarity in his appearance of seeming rather a swelled boy than a young man, became developed to an extraordinary degree of ruddy puffiness.
Scott has proven in the past he's not a bluffer,'' Washburn said.
The flat-faced bluffer has blown so much cash during his short time in Manchester he's partly responsible for the deficit, yet United are still miles away from the title, unless the title is comedy club.
I'll be a bluffer " Keith has a passion for his subject, insisting opera represents one of the highest pinnacles of human civilisation.
Combining general knowledge with a bit of luck, some fibbing and the ability to make stuff up on the spot, it will teach you a few quirky facts and who is the best bluffer.
Combining general knowledge with a bit of luck, some fibbing and the ability to make stuff up on the spot, this game will teach everyone who plays it a few quirky facts and who is the best bluffer around the board.
Don't get carried away with him, though, because I think he's a bit like a boxer with a dodgy chin (that big-mouth bluffer Fraudley Harrison would be an unfair comparison to the horse, but you know what I'm getting at) who is being found easy opportunities by his promoter, making him look good, before reality hits home once stepped up in class.
She found that in general, poker players are poor judges of the bluff, concluding that most overestimate the attempts at bluffing by infrequent bluffers and underestimate the attempts of the frequent bluffer.
Judges Peter Bazalgette, Gail Porter and Andi Peters are all convinced they can spot the bluffer a mile off.
Researchers had matched the combatants for size and strength, but in 11 out of 13 battles, the honest opponent beat the bluffer.
BY PAUL O'HEHIR GARRY BUCKLEY says Cork City players respond to John Caulfield (inset) because the Rebels boss 'spots a bluffer a mile away.
He is not a bluffer and he won't go blaming other people, or try to work the fans against the board, he is real.