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flossy

[flaw-see, flos-ee]
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adjective, floss·i·er, floss·i·est.
  1. made of or resembling floss; downy.
  2. showily stylish; excessively ornamented or fancy.
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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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Related Words for flossy

creamy, gossamer, feathery, silky, hairy, furry, downy, fleecy, flocculent, pile, featherlike, flossy, linty, velutinous, frizzy, woolly, pilate

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Historical Examples of flossy

  • He must have thick, flossy hair like Mimi, so that I can stroke him.

    Life and Death of Harriett Frean

    May Sinclair

  • Flossy, dear Flossy, this is such a difference as even you cannot appreciate!

  • She was evidently addressing Mr. Roberts, but she looked at Flossy.

  • Flossy, I do believe nobody was ever so much changed by religion as you have been.

  • Flossy, dear, could you give me a little wholesome advice, do you think?


British Dictionary definitions for flossy

flossy

adjective flossier or flossiest
  1. consisting of or resembling floss
  2. US and Canadian slang (esp of dress) showy
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Word Origin and History for flossy

adj.

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

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