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.

Origin of flossy

First recorded in 1830–40; floss + -y1
Related formsfloss·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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Word Origin and History for flossy

flossy


adj.

"resembling floss," 1839, from floss + -y (2).

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