[ 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.

Origin of flossy

First recorded in 1830–40; floss + -y1

Other words from flossy

  • floss·i·ly, adverb
  • floss·i·ness, noun
  • un·floss·y, adjective

Words Nearby flossy

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How to use flossy in a sentence

  • Brush the flossy or bright side with a clean clothes-brush, the way of the nap.

  • The forms of other actorinesI put away into the shade; All of them flossy near-blondinesFind and shall find me unafraid.

  • "I am spoiled for young men, General," said flossy, extending her hand very graciously to her white-haired husband.

    A Life Sentence | Adeline Sergeant
  • The fact is, flossy, I haven't wanted to look into this thing very closely, because I do not see the remedy.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking | Isabella Alden
  • Gracie spoke the words very gently, wondering meanwhile at the way in which this thought chimed in with hers about flossy.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking | Isabella Alden

British Dictionary definitions for flossy


/ (ˈflɒsɪ) /

adjectiveflossier or flossiest
  1. consisting of or resembling floss

  2. US and Canadian slang (esp of dress) showy

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