[flouuh r-ee, flou-uh-ree]
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Origin of floury

First recorded in 1585–95; flour + -y1
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Examples from the Web for floury

Historical Examples of floury

  • Still they were hot and floury, and not bad with a bit of salt.

    Brownsmith's Boy

    George Manville Fenn

  • Biddy had learned to cook them properly, when they appeared dry and floury.

    The Young Berringtons

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Boil your potatoes and let them be of the firm, soapy kind, not the floury kind.

  • She drooped in his arms, hanging her head and looking down on her floury hands.

    The Eye of Dread

    Payne Erskine

  • They were white, floury, without a drop of water in the whole dish of them.

    Amaryllis at the Fair

    Richard Jefferies