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[flaw-see, flos-ee] /ˈflɔ si, ˈflɒs i/
a female given name, form of Florence. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Flossie saw the gleam of the bright lantern through the bushes, and huddled closer to the little shrubs.

  • Flossie, it is you that have spoilt our lives, and I will never forgive you—never, as long as I live!'

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • When Flossie was once securely married to Mr. Rickman the heart of Spinks would turn to her for consolation, that she knew.

    The Divine Fire May Sinclair
  • Flossie mistook—— Oh, you don't really think that I have left off caring for you?

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • "Maybe it will—some day," said Flossie softly, as she patted Tommy's hand which was on the back of the seat in front of her.

    The Bobbsey Twins at Home Laura Lee Hope
  • “Then, I tell you,” snapped Flossie, who was the most unkind of the girls.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • The wheeled chair was already out under the elm-tree, and Flossie was watching for her guest.

    Jewel's Story Book Clara Louise Burnham
  • And the girls understood this, too—right down to fourteen-year-old Flossie.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • "We're going to be gypsies when we get older—Freddie and me," announced Flossie.

  • “But that dress is just in the mode,” repeated Flossie, with some admiration.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
Slang definitions & phrases for Flossie



Fancy; frilly; highfalutin: It may be highly important to know a flossy name for the boss (1890s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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