[ tuhf-tee ]

adjective,tuft·i·er, tuft·i·est.
  1. abounding in tufts.

  2. covered or adorned with tufts.

  1. growing in or forming tufts.

Origin of tufty

First recorded in 1605–15; tuft + -y1

Other words from tufty

  • tuft·i·ly, adverb
  • tuft·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby tufty

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How to use tufty in a sentence

  • On the left, we pass tea gardens, the tufty bushes low to the ground.

    Across the Equator | Thomas H. Reid