\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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Sweet, fluffy corn bread batter plays against house-smoked pulled pork in a deep-fried riff on corn dogs. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 This year, there was no shortage of popping twist-outs, fluffy 'fros, bright wigs, perfectly blended sew-ins, gorgeous locs, and intricate braids. refinery29.com, "Half A Million People Went To Essence Festival — & These 25 Looks Stood Out," 10 July 2018 The Lorax is the noble but irascible environmental guardian who lives in the enchanted land of the fluffy Truffula tree. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "At Old Globe, 'The Lorax' brings Dr. Seuss' environmental saga to vivid life," 8 July 2018 Lo-Lo's fried chicken recipe features a secret blend of spices and is served on top of Lo-Lo's signature fluffy waffles and maple syrup. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018 There were women with false eyelashes and fluffy tutus, and 70-year-olds in faded running club singlets. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Africa's unlikely ultramarathoner helps others cross the finish line," 6 July 2018 Also it’s such a fluffy name, and such a pretty plant. Brandon Rasmussen, idahostatesman, "Plant yourself at this new spot now open for coffee, tea in Boise," 5 July 2018 Attendees will watch an episode of Bob Ross’s classic television series, then create their own mini-masterpieces full of fluffy clouds and happy trees. charlotteobserver, "What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts? | Charlotte Observer," 6 Feb. 2018 Suddenly, billowing puffs of pollen furl out from the pine’s branches and float through the air like a fluffy, yellow cloud. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Watch This Pine Tree Unleash a Huge, Fluffy Pollen Cloud," 10 May 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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something that serves to warn or remind

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