noun Also called floss silk (for defs. 1, 3).
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of floss
OTHER WORDS FROM flossflosser, noun
Words nearby floss
Example sentences from the Web for floss
While water flossers can’t get into all the narrow spaces between teeth like string floss can, they do cover a larger surface area and, combined with flossing and brushing, help provide a complete cleaning for that fresh-from-the-dentist feeling.
And there is widespread suspicion that it has about as much substance and all the health benefits of a large bag of candy floss.Britain’s Weight Crisis Almost Hits U.S. Proportions|Dan Jones|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“100 Years Ago Teddy Roosevelt Got Shot in the Chest, Then Gave a Speech Anyway,” at Mental Floss Talk about an orator.
Oh, sure, Joe has a tendency to floss with his own shoelaces.
I will floss my teeth because chimps have been known to floss their teeth.Exercising Like a Caveman: A.J. Jacobs Gets Primal|A.J. Jacobs|April 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are also rather fond of a fly made from a partridge's breast feather, and body of crimson floss silk.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
Every person is familiar with candy floss, made at stands on fair grounds, or carnivals, in an expensive whirling machine.
As the sugar is melted, it will be spun out in floss form through the small holes into the pan receiver.
She took another bungling stitch in the petal of a white floss daisy.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I'd as soon let Floss loose among my birds' eggs as trust you two.The Nicest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil