flossy

[flaw-see, flos-ee]
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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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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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