[ pluhsh ]
/ plʌʃ /


a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) high.

adjective, plush·er, plush·est.

expensively or showily luxurious: the plushest hotel in town
abundantly rich; lush; luxuriant: plush, rolling lawns.

Origin of plush

1585–95; 1920–25 for def 2; < French pluche, syncopated variant of pelucheLatin pilus hair

Related forms

plushed, adjectiveplush·like, adjectiveplush·ly, adverbplush·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for plush


/ (plʌʃ) /


  1. a fabric with a cut pile that is longer and softer than velvet
  2. (as modifier)a plush chair


Also: plushy informal lavishly appointed; rich; costly

Derived Forms

plushly, adverbplushness, noun

Word Origin for plush

C16: from French pluche, from Old French peluchier to pluck, ultimately from Latin pilus a hair, pile ³
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