\ ˈflə-fē How to pronounce fluffy (audio) \
fluffier; fluffiest

Definition of fluffy

1a : covered with or resembling fluff
b : being light and soft or airy : puffed up a fluffy omelet
2 : lacking in meaning or substance : superficial sense 2c

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Other Words from fluffy

fluffily \ ˈflə-​fə-​lē How to pronounce fluffy (audio) \ adverb
fluffiness \ ˈflə-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce fluffy (audio) \ noun

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Examples of fluffy in a Sentence

the fluffy fur of a kitten Beat the egg whites until they are fluffy. furniture with big fluffy cushions
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Recent Examples on the Web The fluffy, cloud-like texture paired with sweet pineapple is truly remarkable. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 July 2021 Foam is the spongy material that gives seats and upholstery their fluffy feel and provides insulation in appliances, homes and commercial buildings. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021 Oreo chose Ford, Hanes, Green Giant and Better Homes and Gardens as partners to promote its lighter version of the chocolate sandwich cookie with a fluffy white icing filling. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 16 July 2021 The family kept the Villa’s original fluffy doughnut recipes, branched into a brunch menu, and planned a Cambridge expansion to replace the Field Pub. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 Previously, gardeners used rototillers, which would produce a fluffy soil on top but, after 50 years of tilling, created a hardpan clay beneath. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 14 July 2021 There are many options for serving, but my favorite way to enjoy this dish is alongside fluffy wild rice and a handful of arugula drizzled with olive oil and lemon. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021 But new research reveals that the super-fluffy fur that nearly led the sea otter to be hunted into extinction isn’t the whole story. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021 Their pastel pink and baby blue fluffy insteps became an instant hit, perhaps distracting from Philo’s other creations that season: a nude pump with trompe l’oeil toes and several entirely fur options in cherry red and Big Bird yellow. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of fluffy

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fluffy was circa 1825

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24 Jul 2021

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“Fluffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluffy. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fluffy

: covered with soft material
: light and soft or airy : having a light and soft appearance


\ ˈflə-fē How to pronounce fluffy (audio) \
fluffier; fluffiest

Kids Definition of fluffy

1 : having, covered with, or similar to down a fluffy little chick
2 : being or looking light and soft fluffy scrambled eggs fluffy clouds

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