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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
1815-1825
1815-25; fluff + -y1
Related forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
unfluffy, adjective
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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

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 fluffy
adj.

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

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