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[pluhsh-ee] /ˈplʌʃ i/
adjective, plushier, plushiest.
of, relating to, or resembling plush.
Informal. characterized by luxury, wealth, or ease:
a plushy resort.
Origin of plushy
First recorded in 1605-15; plush + -y1
Related forms
plushiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for plushy
Historical Examples
  • In the plushy black somberness of her eyes a highlight glinted suddenly.

    Rainy Week Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • A word whose customary feeling-tone is too unquestioningly accepted becomes a plushy bit of furniture, a cliché.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • They had a table to themselves in a corner of the plushy dining-room, where they could talk unheard and observe unobserved.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • It was amusing to see him thrusting his eager little beezer between the vast, soft, plushy flanks of two patrolmen.


    Christopher Morley
  • He had fallen into country house parties before, but never into quite such a plushy sense of riches.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
Slang definitions & phrases for plushy



Luxurious; stylish; costly: a swank, plush, exclusive cabaret club/ singer Ella Logan at the plushy Casablanca (1927+)


: All the plush in the world won't tidy up his vulgar soul

[fr the soft and costly fabric, fr French pluche]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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