fi·​ber·​fill ˈfī-bər-ˌfil How to pronounce fiberfill (audio)
: synthetic fibers used as a filling material (as for cushions)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s also filled with 12 ounces of fiberfill to give it an extra fluffy, cozy feel. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Apr. 2023 Some toppers use various types of memory foam and exotic materials such as bamboo fiberfill, but the above types of toppers are most common. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2020 Unlike most down and fiberfill pillows, memory foam isn’t machine washable. Good Housekeeping, 8 Nov. 2022 Over the past several years, the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab have tested over 100 different pillows made of materials like down, foam, latex and fiberfill as well as cooling pillows, organic pillows, pillows to cure neck pain and pillows to stop snoring. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 Sometimes this was achieved by literally blowing up proportions: Demna at Balenciaga and Kim Jones at Dior Men made use of inflatables, and the Dutch newcomer Duran Lantink introduced the idea of soft power, using fiberfill to pad out clothes that looked both powerful and protective. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2023 Dry the pillows for about an hour on low-to-medium heat for fiberfill, or extra-low or no heat for down fill. 7. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, 15 Mar. 2023 The ChillBreaker Coveralls from workwear company Refrigiwear are a burly, utilitarian answer to the fashionable onesie, with a water-resistant Taslon nylon shell and polyester fiberfill insulation. The Editors, Outside Online, 6 Feb. 2023 They’re both covered with water- and fade-resistant polyester fabric and stuffed with polyester fiberfill that’s engineered to retain its shape to prevent sagging. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 16 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiberfill was in 1962

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“Fiberfill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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fi·​ber·​fill -ˌfil How to pronounce fiberfill (audio)
: synthetic fibers used as a filling material (as for pillows)
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