adjective, float·i·er, float·i·est.

able to float; buoyant.
(of a boat) requiring little water to float.

Origin of floaty

First recorded in 1300–50, floaty is from the Middle English word floty. See float, -y1
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Examples from the Web for floaty

Contemporary Examples of floaty

  • What stand out in my mind are the mirrored closets in her bedroom filled with shimmering, floaty evening gowns and caftans.

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    My Time With Betty Ford

    Sandra McElwaine

    July 10, 2011

Historical Examples of floaty

  • Father was like the solid ground and Mother was like the floaty clouds.

    The Brimming Cup

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

  • "I expect what you need for that floaty feeling, dearie, is a good dose of calomel—" and she hurried away to prepare it.

    Why Joan?

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly

  • It was just as nice to have solid things very solid, as it was to have floaty things like clouds very floaty.

    The Brimming Cup

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

British Dictionary definitions for floaty


adjective floatier or floatiest

filmy and lightfloaty material
capable of floating; buoyant
(of a vessel) riding high in the water; of shallow draught
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