fleecier; fleeciest
: covered with, made of, or resembling fleece
a fleecy winter coat

Examples of fleecy in a Sentence

there were signs of the family's fleecy poodle all over the upholstery
Recent Examples on the Web Your feet will thank you for slipping into these fleecy socks, which bring new meaning to the word cozy. Town & Country, 6 Feb. 2023 It's even made with PrimaLoft® insulation for lightweight warmth in cold weather and has fleecy ear flaps for coverage. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 29 Dec. 2022 The cuffs and shoulders feature a synthetic thermal fill made of recycled materials, and the pockets are lined with a fleecy fabric to keep your hands warm. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 My Great Aunt Mae, the Christmas queen of Queensborough, used to glide down her home’s hallway in a fleecy pastel robe, the distant echoes of children’s laughter still reverberating from her walls. Brooklyn White, Essence, 23 Dec. 2022 Summer would be incomplete without carnivals and bright, fleecy, sugary cotton candy. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 18 Aug. 2015 This one has a polyester filing protected by a waterproof liner so no accidents will seep in, and the removable fleecy cover is machine-washable. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2022 This was a Paulie music-hall pastiche, paraphrasing the public-domain (i.e. free) fleecy kids’ rhyme, written by Sarah Josepha Hale and Lowell Mason, in 1830. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 20 July 2022 Here’s this fleecy white creature, submissive and prepared for the bloodbath soon to come, a pure being, elevated far above the muck. Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleecy was in 1590

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“Fleecy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleecy. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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