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[floh-tee] /ˈfloʊ ti/
adjective, floatier, floatiest.
able to float; buoyant.
(of a boat) requiring little water to float.
Origin of floaty
1300-50; Middle English floty. See float, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "I expect what you need for that floaty feeling, dearie, is a good dose of calomel—" and she hurried away to prepare it.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • It was just as nice to have solid things very solid, as it was to have floaty things like clouds very floaty.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Father was like the solid ground and Mother was like the floaty clouds.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for floaty


adjective floatier, floatiest
filmy and light: floaty material
capable of floating; buoyant
(of a vessel) riding high in the water; of shallow draught
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