\ ˈflə-fē \
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 \ adverb
fluffiness \ˈflə-fē-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fluffy


airy, ethereal, gossamer, gossamery, light


heavy, leaden

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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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University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. Fox News, "UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks," 25 May 2018 In November, fluffy penguin chicks haven’t yet hatched; by March, most have gone to sea, leaving only their droppings behind. 4. Teresa Rivas, WSJ, "Antarctica Ahoy: 6 Tips on Cruising to the End of the Earth," 21 Mar. 2018 The brand’s new Le Volume Révolution is the first to utilize the technology to give you fluffy, non-clumpy lashes. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Chanel Created 3-D-Printed Mascara," 11 June 2018 Add bath oil to revive your skin, close your eyes and imagine stress dissolving, and then dry off with a luxuriant fluffy towel. Jessica Migala, Health.com, "5 Ways Self Care Can Help You Have Better Sex," 12 Mar. 2018 Powder Brush The long, fluffy bristles evenly diffuse loose powders. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "12 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need and Exactly How to Use Them," 8 Feb. 2018 Increase speed to high and whip until smooth and fluffy, 1 to 3 minutes. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "King cake leftovers? Make bread pudding, trifle and cake pops," 6 Feb. 2018 The puppy — a fluffy black-and-tan dog of unknown lineage that weighed no more than 5 pounds — was now part of the family, and ran around their motel room in Brownsville. New York Times, "‘It’s Like Each Day Is a Year’: A Migrant Mother’s Wait for a Reunion," 13 July 2018 But the clothes, too, seemed subdued, with minimal flashes of color, and large black fedoras and fluffy coats lending the impression of a nymph in a protective cocoon. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "Is Dries Van Noten the Last Sophisticated Designer in Paris?," 28 Feb. 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 \
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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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