- a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) high.
- expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town
- abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns.
Origin of plush
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Examples from the Web for plush
The cars had plush green upholstery and stained-glass windows and were faster and cheaper than a horse-and-buggy.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
A Moomin shop in London sells Little My t-shirts, plush Moomintrolls, Snufkin luggage tags.Tove Jansson, Queen of the Moomins
August 9, 2014
In the Middle East, a cheetah riding shotgun in the plush leather seat of a luxury sports car is the ultimate status symbol.The $10 Billion Pet Cheetah and Chimp Industry
July 20, 2014
The clothes, in their light colors, plush fabrics, and soft cuts, evoked that same level of comfort.Marc Jacobs is on Cloud Nine at New York Fashion Week
February 14, 2014
WHERE TO STAY: Central and plush, the St. Regis should be top of your list.Get Cultured on Your Weekend Getaway: Best Trips for Art Lovers
Condé Nast Traveler
January 19, 2014
It might have been the parlor of the White Springs Hotel in duplicate, plush self-rocker and all.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He shaved me without a pull, and my face ain't no plush sofy, neither.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
Then he drew in his head, and concealed himself behind the plush portière.A Great Man
"I have to get some money," he said, laying the plush case on the counter.Tom Slade with the Colors
Percy K. Fitzhugh
It smacked of colonial age, but not of Boston style or plush curtains.The Education of Henry Adams
- a fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet
- (as modifier)a plush chair
- Also: plushy informal lavishly appointed; rich; costly
Word Origin and History for plush
"soft fabric," 1590s, from Middle French pluche "shag, plush," contraction of peluche "hairy fabric," from Old French peluchier "to pull, to tug, to pluck" (the final process in weaving plush), from Vulgar Latin *piluccare "remove hair" (see pluck (v.)). Related: Plushy; plushness.
"swank, luxurious," 1927, from plush (n.). Plushy in this sense is recorded from 1923. Related: Plushly; plushness.