\ ˈflä-sē How to pronounce flossy (audio) , ˈflȯ- \
flossier; flossiest

Definition of flossy

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of floss
2 : stylish or glamorous especially at first impression flossy new hotels

Other Words from flossy

flossily \ ˈflä-​sə-​lē How to pronounce flossy (audio) , ˈflȯ-​ \ adverb

Examples of flossy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both body chains and flossy bikinis — a favorite of EmRata’s — were also prevalent during Miami Swim Week, where hundreds of brands convened to present the top trends in swim- and beach-wear for the season ahead. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 22 July 2021 Miami Swim Week and worn by celebs like Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner, flossy separates are a post-quarantine must-have. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 26 July 2021 While the look was certainly bold and unforgettable on the runway, Lipa was one of the first celebrities to bring the flossy look to the street, first appearing in a string-thing in a pair of baggy jeans back in October. Vogue, 11 Jan. 2021 And while the thong is certainly having a flossy moment, the exposed bra strap seems like a more accessible alternative that still taps into that good ’ol noughties nostalgia. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of flossy

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for flossy

floss entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Flossy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flossy. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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