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adjective, cream·i·er, cream·i·est.
  1. containing cream.
  2. resembling cream in consistency or taste; soft and smooth.
  3. having a yellowish-white color; cream-colored.
  4. Informal.
    1. beneficial or profitable: a creamy arrangement for profit sharing.
    2. slick, facile, or superficial: His later movies are too creamy.

Origin of creamy

1425–75; late Middle English. See cream, -y1
Related formscream·i·ly, adverbcream·i·ness, noun
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adjective creamier or creamiest
  1. resembling cream in colour, taste, or consistency
  2. containing cream
Derived Formscreamily, adverbcreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for creaminess



mid-15c., from cream (n.) + -y (2). Related: Creamily; creaminess.

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