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

On Thursday, the birds were still covered with fluffy down, with feathers developing like spikes on their tails and wings. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Field Museum researchers place tracking bands on falcons hatched atop Evanston library," 6 June 2019 Mackenzie Makatche is a Delaware County dog mom to nine big, fluffy, and lovable Newfoundlands and documents her pet parenting journey for more than 37,000 followers on Instagram. Ray Boyd, https://www.inquirer.com, "Overdose death changes two families forever; The future of Germantown High School | Morning Newsletter," 6 June 2019 Flannelette, on the other hand, is soft, fluffy, made from plant fiber and instantly flammable. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019 The cheese is fresh-tasting, slightly tangy and fluffy, the opposite of a smothering mozzarella-blanket, and enriched with both a bright-yellow egg yolk and a pat of melting butter. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Feels like family: Seattle’s Dacha Diner might be your new favorite place," 29 Mar. 2019 Quilted, fluffy, and snuggly, these pieces will make the next polar vortex much more bearable. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The 8 Best Accessory Trends of Fall 2019," 14 Mar. 2019 Fold in marshmallow creme and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies," 15 Feb. 2019 Breakfast started with a fruit course, with main dish choices that included eggs Benedict with Montreal-style smoked beef and hollandaise, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with warm blueberries, and local smoked salmon and egg scramble. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "You won’t want to miss a moment of this unforgettable and luxurious Canadian train journey," 6 June 2019 Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Double White Chocolate Cake," 29 Nov. 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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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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