\ 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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The waffle was cooked all the way through, perfectly round, hardly any mess, and my favorite feature: Flipping the waffles while cooking makes them fluffy, thick, and golden brown. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Waffle Maker for Tiny Kitchen Counters," 13 Nov. 2018 Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Football Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream," 6 Nov. 2018 Highlights include Israeli eggs, made with a sunny side up egg, feta cheese, cilantro, rice and a toast crisp, and Frankfurt skillet cakes, which are fluffy, iron skillet-baked pancakes. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Longacre Dining Room opens in Uptown, plus more restaurant news," 19 Mar. 2018 The cafe's breakfast staples include avocado on toast, a burger on a brioche bun, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and a healthful bowl of organic black rice and kale. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Breakfasts (and Brunches!) in Sydney," 13 Mar. 2018 The debut cookbook from beloved vegan food blogger Jenné Claiborne, Sweet Potato Soul offers vegan twists on soul food classics alongside memories of Claiborne flipping fluffy pancakes to the sound of gospel music in her Nana’s kitchen. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "5 New Vegetarian Cookbooks We're All About This Spring," 5 Mar. 2018 For Teigen and Monae, fluffy, teddy bear-style coats fit the bill, while Rihanna went directional and slipped into a puffer that doubled as a portable sleeping bag. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "These Celebs Nailed the Art of Airport Style This Year," 28 Nov. 2018 Renowned Austin pit master John Lewis steers the food program, and the menu is simple, but abundant—large slabs of slow-smoked, melt-in-your-mouth brisket, smoked sausages, and an array of sides, like fluffy cornbread and tangy coleslaw. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 It’s opening a few weeks before the summer movie scene gets started, so think of this as a spinach salad to fortify your constitution before the fluffy, funny stuff arrives. cleveland.com, "Summer movie guide: 35 must-see dramas, comedies, superhero films and more," 27 Apr. 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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