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downy

[ dou-nee ]
/ ˈdaʊ ni /
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adjective, down·i·er, down·i·est.
of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft.
made of down.
covered with down.
soft; soothing.
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Origin of downy

First recorded in 1540–50; down2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM downy

down·i·ly, adverbdown·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for downy

downy
/ (ˈdaʊnɪ) /

adjective downier or downiest
covered with soft fine hair or feathers
light, soft, and fluffy
made from or filled with down
resembling downs; undulating
British slang sharp-witted; knowing

Derived forms of downy

downiness, noun
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