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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
First recorded in 1300-50, floaty is from the Middle English word floty. See float, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Father was like the solid ground and Mother was like the floaty clouds.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • "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
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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