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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Contemporary Examples of fluffy

Historical Examples of fluffy

  • Then with added mischief: “And your hair is simply as fluffy as—as a feather duster.”

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Fluffy, tell Downy the little story I told you the other day, about the sunbeam.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • So then Fluffy went for a walk with the other dolls, but I had to darn a hole in my stocking.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • And I want you to be helpless––if you can; and fluffy––if you will!

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • How pretty they were with their pink feet and fluffy white feathers!

British Dictionary definitions for fluffy


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 fluffy

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

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