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adjective, cream·i·er, cream·i·est.
  1. containing cream.
  2. resembling cream in consistency or taste; soft and smooth.
  3. having a yellowish-white color; cream-colored.
  4. Informal.
    1. beneficial or profitable: a creamy arrangement for profit sharing.
    2. slick, facile, or superficial: His later movies are too creamy.
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Origin of creamy

1425–75; late Middle English. See cream, -y1
Related formscream·i·ly, adverbcream·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

fluffy, lush, gooey, luscious, rich, milky, soft, oily, greasy, creamed, velvety, feathery, gloppy, goopy, gunky

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  • The creamy texture of her skin had flushed to rosiness in the cold fountain.

    Two Thousand Miles Below

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • The pileus is creamy, with brownish spots, firm, surface dry.

  • Sorbet should not freeze hard; it should be a creamy liquid and ice cold.

    Desserts and Salads

    Gesine Lemcke

  • She raises her eyes to his and colors richly all through her creamy skin.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • Her child was beautiful, with the creamy fairness of Gueldres, and as pure as the sky.

    In Kings' Byways

    Stanley J. Weyman

British Dictionary definitions for creamy


adjective creamier or creamiest
  1. resembling cream in colour, taste, or consistency
  2. containing cream
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Derived Formscreamily, adverbcreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for creamy


mid-15c., from cream (n.) + -y (2). Related: Creamily; creaminess.

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