ˈflä-sē How to pronounce flossy (audio)
flossier; flossiest
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of floss
: stylish or glamorous especially at first impression
flossy new hotels
flossily adverb

Examples of flossy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Martindale’s chain flourished in Century City, Santa Monica, the Wilshire District and in Beverly Hills, where its clientele was so flossy that the store carried Paris Match and an Arabian-horse magazine. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 The flossy strap was hiked up to the waist, far above her vegan leather trousers and an itty-bitty crop top, and styled with a pair of square-toe boots by Miista. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 2 May 2022 The look is from the spring 1998 collection: A rayon-viscose clingy black tank top (also in white) that comes with two flossy leather straps affixed with a modernist silver G buckle. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 June 2022 Yet, layering the tank under a dress with ready-to-snap flossy straps is an unorthodox trick and in Jenner’s case, a stellar addition to the otherwise barely-there ensemble. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 June 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flossy was in 1839

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“Flossy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flossy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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