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Word Example of - bluff

    Example Sentences for bluff

    And it was supposed he killed you and pushed you over the bluff and then ran away.

    It was concealed from them by a bluff, and by a turn in the stream.

    "Bluff King Hal," although a well-loved monarch, was none too good a one in many ways.

    Bluff Harry broke into the Spence And turn'd the cowls adrift.

    Then he told us that practically speaking, we had scarcely the ghost of a chance, but that a bluff might succeed.

    It pulled it to the ground, and then dragged it lightly to the top of the bluff.

    There were only two windows in the upper section of Bluff Lodge, and one of them was slightly open.

    We made a landing under the bluff, and hauled the reptile out of the water.

    Limberleg and the Twins started at once down the bluff toward the river.

    So I lost the universe for a bit of bluff on the Lake shore.

Word Origin & History of - bluff

    Word Origin & History

    bluff 1839, Amer.Eng., poker term, perhaps from Du. bluffen "to brag, boast," or verbluffen "to baffle, mislead." An identical word meant "blindfold, hoodwink" in 1670s, but the sense evolution and connection are unclear. OED calls it, "one of the numerous cant terms ... which arose between the Restoration and the reign of Queen Anne."

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