Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

fluffy

[fluhf-ee]
See more synonyms for fluffy on Thesaurus.com
adjective, fluff·i·er, fluff·i·est.
  1. of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
  2. light or airy: a fluffy cake.
  3. having little or no intellectual weight; superficial or frivolous: fluffy thinking.
Show More

Origin of fluffy

First recorded in 1815–25; fluff + -y1
Related formsfluff·i·ly, adverbfluff·i·ness, nounun·fluff·y, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fluffy

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • 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

fluffy

adjective fluffier or fluffiest
  1. of, resembling, or covered with fluff
  2. soft and lightfluffy hair
    1. sentimental or overromantic; not very intelligent
    2. characterized by nonviolent methodsfluffy environmentalist protestors
Show More
Derived Formsfluffily, adverbfluffiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fluffy

adj.

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper