flossy

[ flaw-see, flos-ee ]
/ ˈflɔ si, ˈflɒs i /

adjective, floss·i·er, floss·i·est.

made of or resembling floss; downy.
showily stylish; excessively ornamented or fancy.

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Origin of flossy

First recorded in 1830–40; floss + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM flossy

floss·i·ly, adverbfloss·i·ness, nounun·floss·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flossy

flossy
/ (ˈflɒsɪ) /

adjective flossier or flossiest

consisting of or resembling floss
US and Canadian slang (esp of dress) showy
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