fluffy

adjective
\ 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for fluffy

Synonyms

airy, ethereal, gossamer, gossamery, light

Antonyms

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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Recent Examples on the Web

Made fresh daily, the tortillas are fluffy as a pillow, lightly singed and absolutely melt in your mouth. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona's best Mexican restaurants: Tacos and more from Flagstaff to Tucson to Yuma," 1 May 2018 Koizumi’s pieces might look fluffy and sweet, but there are layers and layers of technique and spirit in each one. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Making of Tomo Koizumi’s NYFW Debut," 9 Feb. 2019 Add unsalted butter; beat on medium-high until smooth and fluffy. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Thanksgiving Cake," 24 Oct. 2018 Bring waterproof footwear; that salt looks fluffy, but is painful to walk on. New York Times, "Place 9 of 52: The Paradox of the Women of La Paz," 17 Apr. 2018 Norma's, the open-air terrace restaurant at the Parker, is open all day and serves up everything from fluffy blueberry pancakes to cheesy lobster macaroni. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 There is nothing better than cozying up in fluffy blankets with mounds of pillows around you on a cold winter's day. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Research Says This is Actually the Worst Month For Your Sleep Cycle," 28 Feb. 2019 Sir Pippen of Beanfield, her fluffy Havanese who is a rising Instagram star. Marie Milano, Country Living, "A Detailed Timeline of Glenn Close's Husbands and Relationships," 24 Feb. 2019 Be reminded that this car doesn’t have the conveniences of your other Ferraris: no glove box, no smart door handles, no fluffy leather seats, no carpets and an impossible-to-find cruise control. Dan Neil, WSJ, "I Drove a Screaming Fast Ferrari Among Ordinary Cars," 21 Feb. 2019

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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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More Definitions for fluffy

fluffy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fluffy

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

fluffy

adjective
\ 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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