\ 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


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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To satisfy your sweet tooth, look for kaiserschmarren, a pancake baked in butter then torn into fluffy pieces and finished with an oozing spoonful of stewed plums. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 The cake is then usually finished with a cloud of fluffy vanilla frosting. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Outerlands’ Toasted Coconut Tres Leches Cake," 13 Sep. 2019 Each comes with its own bowl of fluffy jasmine rice and — in traditional Thai style — a fork and spoon. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Eem is Portland’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year," 12 Sep. 2019 The powder-blue canopy of the sky is marbled with fluffy streaks of white. Lauren Gibbons Paul, BostonGlobe.com, "Rediscovering the joys of swimming in a pond," 6 Sep. 2019 Using a hand mixer, beat the sugar and eggs together on medium-high until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "With their powers combined, strawberries, pistachios and olive oil make for one splendid cake," 4 Sep. 2019 During the baking process, dairy products bind to form trapped air, creating the desirable light, airy, fluffy textures. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Claire’s tip of the week: Why you should bring dairy to room temperature," 23 Aug. 2019 Rubbed with cumin and garlic and tanned on a charcoal grill, the bird is a little mash note to Lima, even more so in the company of yucca that has been fried so the outside is crisp and the center is fluffy. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 21 Aug. 2019 With the mixer still running, slowly drizzle in the cream and vanilla and beat, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to medium-high, until fluffy and spreadable, 1 to 2 minutes. Los Angeles Times, "The only 4 cakes you’ll ever need for entertaining," 12 Sep. 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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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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