\ 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 In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Make This Scrumptious Sugar Cookie Recipe from Beloved New Orleans Bakery Willa Jean," 24 Dec. 2020 In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "12 Christmas cookie recipes to spice up your holiday repertoire," 17 Dec. 2020 Plus, campers can take advantage of extras like hot showers, fluffy towels, dog washing stations, games, and complimentary coffee. Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, "3 Glamping Getaways––Plus, What to Pack," 29 Sep. 2020 Beat the butter and brown sugar in a medium mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Dessert classics updated: Hot toddy pudding and hazelnut cream pavlovas for Christmas," 18 Dec. 2020 In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "12 Christmas cookie recipes to spice up your holiday repertoire," 17 Dec. 2020 Beyond the broth, the bowl was piled high with springy noodles and steaming hot beef picadillo, with light and fluffy corn tortillas on the side. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Where to get great fideo loco in San Antonio restaurants: Amiga’s Cafe, Casa Frida, Georgia’s Mexican Restaurant, Maria’s Cafe and Taco Riendo," 17 Dec. 2020 Dear Heloise: My secret to fluffy eggs is keeping a low flame. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Is there a trick to substituting light chicken meat for dark?," 9 Dec. 2020 Add the molasses mixture and mix for 3 to 4 minutes, until fluffy. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Cookies make the holidays merry: 5 great recipes," 9 Dec. 2020

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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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13 Jan 2021

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“Fluffy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluffy. Accessed 26 Jan. 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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