ETYM Cf. OD. blaf flat, broad, blaffaert one with a broad face, also, a boaster; or German verblüffen to confuse, LG. bluffen to frighten; to unknown origin.
1. Bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured.
2. Having a prominent and almost vertical front; SYN. bold, sheer.
1. A high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion).
2. Pretense that one's position is stronger than it really is.
3. The act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of one's cards; SYN. four flush.
Town S New Zealand; port for Invercargill
1. To deceive an opponent in a card game by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand; SYN. bluff out.
2. To frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is.
Alternate name for a river cliff.