stuffy

[ stuhf-ee ]
/ ˈstʌf i /

adjective, stuff·i·er, stuff·i·est.

Origin of stuffy

First recorded in 1545–55; stuff + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for stuffy

stuffy

/ (ˈstʌfɪ) /

adjective stuffier or stuffiest

lacking fresh air
excessively dull, staid, or conventional
(of the nasal passages) blocked with mucus
Derived Formsstuffily, adverbstuffiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stuffy

stuffy


adj.

"poorly ventilated," 1831, from stuff (n.) + -y (2). Sense of "pompous, smug" is from 1895. Related: Stuffily; stuffiness.

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