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fluffy

[fluhf-ee] /ˈflʌf i/
adjective, fluffier, fluffiest.
1.
of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
2.
light or airy:
a fluffy cake.
3.
having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous:
fluffy thinking.
Origin of fluffy
1815-1825
1815-25; fluff + -y1
Related forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
unfluffy, adjective
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  • Her brown-gold hair was disposed of with the least ostentation possible and with no fluffiness.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • I should like it to be my own fault, but with her I always have a sense of fluffiness.

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But of course this element of "fluffiness" exists on the outside of any great movement.

  • She was dressed in pure white, with a fluffiness of ruffles that became her.

  • Our eyes looking at each other, and our fluffiness mixed up by the wind.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Laura Post was a very pretty girl, all daintiness and fluffiness.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • She disliked the blurred outlines of fatness and fuzziness and fluffiness.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
  • After a time, however, its very softness and fluffiness and warmth attracted his attention.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • I'm going to follow Roxanne's example after this and see the fluffiness of the cake determinedly.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • They would stand out solid from the fluffiness and fuzziness and fatness of the others.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for fluffiness

fluffy

/ˈflʌfɪ/
adjective fluffier, fluffiest
1.
of, resembling, or covered with fluff
2.
soft and light: fluffy hair
3.
  1. sentimental or overromantic; not very intelligent
  2. characterized by nonviolent methods: fluffy environmentalist protestors
Derived Forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fluffiness

fluffy

adj.

1825, from fluff + -y (2). Related: Fluffiness.

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