fleecy

[flee-see]

adjective, fleec·i·er, fleec·i·est.

covered with, consisting of, or resembling a fleece or wool: soft, fleecy clouds.

Nearby words

  1. flee,
  2. fleece,
  3. fleece-vine,
  4. fleeced,
  5. fleecie,
  6. fleein',
  7. fleek,
  8. fleer,
  9. fleet,
  10. fleet admiral

Origin of fleecy

First recorded in 1560–70; fleece + -y1

Related formsfleec·i·ly, adverbfleec·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fleecy

fleecy

adjective fleecier or fleeciest

of or resembling fleece; woolly
Derived Formsfleecily, adverbfleeciness, noun

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Word Origin and History for fleecy

fleecy

adj.

1560s, from fleece (n.) + -y (2).

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