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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
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  • He had spent some hours in his room the night before dyeing his fluffy hair.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • Then with added mischief: “And your hair is simply as fluffy as—as a feather duster.”

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Miss Graham continued to stroke the fluffy hair, and a troubled look came into her eyes.

    The Girl from Arizona Nina Rhoades
  • fluffy, tell Downy the little story I told you the other day, about the sunbeam.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards
  • The long, fluffy hairs on my legs (which give them the outline of a Zouave's) had somehow gotten dirty.

    Barks and Purrs Colette Willy, aka Colette
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
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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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