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downy

[dou-nee] /ˈdaʊ ni/
adjective, downier, downiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft.
2.
made of down.
3.
covered with down.
4.
soft; soothing.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; down2 + -y1
Related forms
downily, adverb
downiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for downiness

downy

/ˈdaʊnɪ/
adjective downier, downiest
1.
covered with soft fine hair or feathers
2.
light, soft, and fluffy
3.
made from or filled with down
4.
resembling downs; undulating
5.
(Brit, slang) sharp-witted; knowing
Derived Forms
downiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for downiness

downy

adj.

1570s, from down (n.1) + -y (2).

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