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[fluhf-ee] /ˈflʌf i/
adjective, fluffier, fluffiest.
of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
light or airy:
a fluffy cake.
having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous:
fluffy thinking.
Origin of fluffy
First recorded in 1815-25; fluff + -y1
Related forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
unfluffy, adjective Unabridged
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  • Her brown-gold hair was disposed of with the least ostentation possible and with no fluffiness.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • I should like it to be my own fault, but with her I always have a sense of fluffiness.

    Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But of course this element of "fluffiness" exists on the outside of any great movement.

  • She was dressed in pure white, with a fluffiness of ruffles that became her.

  • Our eyes looking at each other, and our fluffiness mixed up by the wind.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • After a time, however, its very softness and fluffiness and warmth attracted his attention.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • She disliked the blurred outlines of fatness and fuzziness and fluffiness.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
  • Laura Post was a very pretty girl, all daintiness and fluffiness.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • I'm going to follow Roxanne's example after this and see the fluffiness of the cake determinedly.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • They would stand out solid from the fluffiness and fuzziness and fatness of the others.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for fluffiness


adjective fluffier, fluffiest
of, resembling, or covered with fluff
soft and light: fluffy hair
  1. sentimental or overromantic; not very intelligent
  2. characterized by nonviolent methods: fluffy environmentalist protestors
Derived Forms
fluffily, adverb
fluffiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fluffiness



1825, from fluff + -y (2). Related: Fluffiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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