Simple Definition of stuffy
: lacking fresh air
: filled with mucus because of illness
: very formal, serious, or old-fashioned
Full Definition of stuffy
stuffilyplay \ˈstə-fə-lē\ adverb
stuffinessplay \ˈstə-fē-nəs\ noun
Examples of stuffy in a sentence
It's very stuffy in here.
She had a stuffy nose.
I had a stuffy feeling in my head.
the stuffiest members of that exclusive club
First Known Use of stuffy
STUFFY Defined for Kids
Definition of stuffy for Students
1 : needing fresh air <a stuffy room>
2 : stuffed or blocked up <a stuffy nose>
3 : very formal and self-important <He's a stuffy old teacher.>
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