fleecy

[flee-see]
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Origin of fleecy

First recorded in 1560–70; fleece + -y1
Related formsfleec·i·ly, adverbfleec·i·ness, noun
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fleecy

adjective fleecier or fleeciest
  1. of or resembling fleece; woolly
Derived Formsfleecily, adverbfleeciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleecy
adj.

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

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