fluffy

[ fluhf-ee ]
/ ˈflʌf i /

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.

Nearby words

  1. fluently,
  2. fluerics,
  3. fluey,
  4. fluff,
  5. fluffer,
  6. flugelhorn,
  7. flugelman,
  8. fluid,
  9. fluid balance,
  10. fluid coupling

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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British Dictionary definitions for fluffy

fluffy

/ (ˈflʌfɪ) /

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

fluffy

adj.

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

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