tufty

tufty

[tuhf-tee]
adjective, tuftier, tuftiest.
1.
abounding in tufts.
2.
covered or adorned with tufts.
3.
growing in or forming tufts.

Origin:
1605–15; tuft + -y1

tuftily, adverb
tuftiness, noun
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tuft (tʌft)
 
n
1.  a bunch of feathers, grass, hair, etc, held together at the base
2.  a cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress, a quilt, etc, to secure and strengthen the padding
3.  a small clump of trees or bushes
4.  (formerly) a gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities
5.  a person entitled to wear such a tassel
 
vb
6.  (tr) to provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts
7.  to form or be formed into tufts
8.  to secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc) with tufts
 
[C14: perhaps from Old French tufe, of Germanic origin; compare top1]
 
'tufter
 
n
 
'tufty
 
adj

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