floss

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1floss

noun \ˈfläs, ˈfls\

: soft silk or cotton thread used for sewing

Full Definition of FLOSS

1
a :  soft thread of silk or mercerized cotton for embroidery
b :  dental floss
2
:  fluffy fibrous material

Examples of FLOSS

  1. <used cotton floss to simulate Santa's beard>

Origin of FLOSS

probably modification of French floche soft, weak (of silk fiber), from Gascon, from Latin fluxus, literally, loose, flowing, past participle of fluere to flow — more at fluid
First Known Use: 1759

Related to FLOSS

Synonyms
down, 1fuzz, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pile

Rhymes with FLOSS

2floss

verb

: to use dental floss to clean your teeth

Full Definition of FLOSS

transitive verb
:  to use dental floss on
intransitive verb
:  to use dental floss

Examples of FLOSS

  1. My dentist told me I should floss more often.

First Known Use of FLOSS

1974

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