DARE entry for pluff

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed May 26 19:02:33 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 01:59:56PM -0500, Joan H. Hall wrote:
> DARE has an entry for "pluff" as an adjective, defined "Of mud: of a
> fine, silty texture." The etymology says it's from a southwestern
> English dialect term "pluff" or "pluffy" meaning soft or spongy. Our
> regional label is "Chiefly SC."


Did you mean this to go to ADS-L? Or to the Lexicography list,
where the discussion on "plough mud" was taking place?

Jesse Sheidlower

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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