\ 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 fluffily (audio) \ adverb
fluffiness \ ˈflə-​fē-​nəs How to pronounce fluffiness (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 Colder temperatures are making Tuesday’s snowfall generally light and fluffy, and gusty winds will likely blow around the snow, restricting visibility and creating some smaller snowdrifts. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Denver weather: Think this morning was bad? The strongest snow, wind, cold is still to come tonight," 29 Oct. 2019 It's peppered with photos of her posing in fluffy, fairy-tale-like gowns, and for us beauty nerds, there are plenty of shots focusing on her always-stunning hair and makeup. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Laverne Cox Shares Her Entire Skin-Care Routine, and It’s So Affordable," 25 Oct. 2019 The dressing is light (Cataldi also bottles it for sale), the croutons are made from homemade bread, and it’s dusted with fluffy, freshly grated Parmesan cheese. BostonGlobe.com, "At family-style A3, Italian-American menu is just right - The Boston Globe," 17 Oct. 2019 This comforter is soft, fluffy, warm, light, and machine washable and dryable! Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "This $30 Comforter Has More Than 7,000 5-Star Amazon Reviews," 22 Aug. 2019 Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until very light and fluffy, 5 to 6 minutes. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chocolate-Matcha Swirl Pound Cake," 19 Mar. 2019 Older snow, explains Mottram, loses the sharp snowflake edges and fluffy texture that help reflect away the light, instead congealing in a more solid, less-reflective mass that soaks up the sun’s heat. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "A heat wave is turning Greenland’s ice to slush. That's bad news.," 1 Aug. 2019 Part of rice vermicelli’s charm is its bouncy, fluffy, ultra-thin texture, qualities that angel hair can never achieve. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appétit, "You Couldn’t Pay Me to Eat Angel Hair," 25 July 2019 The Whipped Cream Pot Air-whipped into a fluffy featherweight texture, Shiseido's new blush blends like a dream and deposits a subtly shimmering wash of warmth on skin. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Cream Blushes to Wake Up Your Skin This Fall," 17 Oct. 2018

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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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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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