Origin of downy
Related Words for downyfeathery, fleecy, fuzzy, light, silky, soft, woolly, featherlike, plumate, plumose, pubescent, velutinous, velvety
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Contemporary Examples of downy
"Then the rainiest June since the 1950s helped the spread of downy and powdery mildew" he told The Telegraph.Bad News for the Bubbly: Champagne Suffers Worst Season in Decades
August 17, 2012
Historical Examples of downy
The hens were clucking to their downy chicks just out of the egg.The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
Fluffy, tell Downy the little story I told you the other day, about the sunbeam.
I must stay in the house till dinner, and I could read to Downy.
Well, Downy boy, I have never been in the sun, so I really cannot tell you.
Downy paused a moment and looked at his uncle in astonishment.
- 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