adjective, fleec·i·er, fleec·i·est.

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

Origin of fleecy

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

of or resembling fleece; woolly
Derived Formsfleecily, adverbfleeciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleecy

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

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