bluffer

Pronunciations

bluffer (BLUH-fur) listen

Definitions

  • n. One who bluffs, deceives.

Example Sentences

  • “Watch out, he’s a bluffer.” (NJY)

  • “'So whom do you believe?' cried the bluffer. 'Me or a horse—and a horse who’s a notorious liar to boot?!'" (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • English 'bluff' + Yiddish suffix

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      blufferkeh, blufferke

Notes

  • Blufferkeh is the feminine equivalent.

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