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[fluhf-ee] /ˈflʌf i/
adjective, fluffier, fluffiest.
of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
light or airy:
a fluffy cake.
having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous:
fluffy thinking.
Origin of fluffy
1815-25; fluff + -y1
Related forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
unfluffy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fluffy
  • The snowy owl's entire body-even its legs and toes-is covered with soft, fluffy feathers.
  • Both cats have fluffy, furry faces and stubby tails.
  • The filling, soft and fluffy, is encased in a thin chocolate shell.
  • Volcanic ash is not the same as the soft fluffy ash that results from burning wood, leaves, or paper.
  • She was dressed in a light blue fluffy angora sweater, pedal pushers and sneakers.
  • Unfortunately, both stories are full of as many holes as a fluffy loaf of brioche.
  • In this age of political correctness and fluffy management mantras, his candour is refreshing.
  • Its mild, nutty taste and fluffy but chewy texture make it a good foil for spicy foods.
  • Light and fluffy from the ricotta, these savory frittatas are healthy and a perfect lunch to pack.
  • Serves over fluffy rice to soak up every last drop of the yummy sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for fluffy


adjective fluffier, fluffiest
of, resembling, or covered with fluff
soft and light: fluffy hair
  1. sentimental or overromantic; not very intelligent
  2. characterized by nonviolent methods: fluffy environmentalist protestors
Derived Forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fluffy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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