f) KEY VERB: bluffed
, bluffs VERB: tr.
- To mislead or deceive.
- To impress, deter, or intimidate by a false display of confidence.
- Games 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.
- To engage in a false display of strength or confidence.
- The act or practice of bluffing.
- One that bluffs.
Probably from Dutch bluffen
, from Low GermanOTHER FORMS:bluffa·ble(Adjective)