adjective, fluff·i·er, fluff·i·est.

of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
light or airy: a fluffy cake.
having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous: fluffy thinking.

Origin of fluffy

First recorded in 1815–25; fluff + -y1
Related formsfluff·i·ly, adverbfluff·i·ness, nounun·fluff·y, adjective
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Related Words for fluffiness

delicacy, pubescence, thinness, airiness, sheerness

Examples from the Web for fluffiness

Historical Examples of fluffiness

  • I should like it to be my own fault, but with her I always have a sense of fluffiness.

    Hopes and Fears

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Our eyes looking at each other, and our fluffiness mixed up by the wind.

    Last Words

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • She disliked the blurred outlines of fatness and fuzziness and fluffiness.

    The Tree of Heaven

    May Sinclair

  • She was dressed in pure white, with a fluffiness of ruffles that became her.

  • After a time, however, its very softness and fluffiness and warmth attracted his attention.

British Dictionary definitions for fluffiness


adjective fluffier or fluffiest

of, resembling, or covered with fluff
soft and lightfluffy hair
  1. sentimental or overromantic; not very intelligent
  2. characterized by nonviolent methodsfluffy environmentalist protestors
Derived Formsfluffily, adverbfluffiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fluffiness



1825, from fluff + -y (2). Related: Fluffiness.

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