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flossy

[flaw-see, flos-ee] /ˈflɔ si, ˈflɒs i/
adjective, flossier, flossiest.
1.
made of or resembling floss; downy.
2.
showily stylish; excessively ornamented or fancy.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; floss + -y1
Related forms
flossily, adverb
flossiness, noun
unflossy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unflossy

flossy

/ˈflɒsɪ/
adjective flossier, flossiest
1.
consisting of or resembling floss
2.
(US & Canadian, slang) (esp of dress) showy
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Word Origin and History for unflossy

flossy

adj.

"resembling floss," 1839, from floss + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for unflossy

flossy

adjective

Fancy; frilly; highfalutin: It may be highly important to know a flossy name for the boss (1890s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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