plush

[ pluhsh ]
/ plʌʃ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. plus sign,
  2. plus size,
  3. plus tick,
  4. plus-one ,
  5. plus-size,
  6. plushy,
  7. plussage,
  8. plutarch,
  9. plutarch's lives,
  10. plutarchian

Origin of plush

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

Related formsplushed, adjectiveplush·like, adjectiveplush·ly, adverbplush·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for plush

plush

/ (plʌʃ) /

noun

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

adjective

Also: plushy informal lavishly appointed; rich; costly
Derived Formsplushly, 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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