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plural plushes
: a fabric with an even pile that is longer and less dense than velvet pile
… the upholstered seats were indeed covered in plush, to accompany the brass fittings and the walnut walls.Anthony Lane
: a toy that is covered in plush and filled with soft material : plushie
Some reversible plushes are essentially the same stuffed toy inside and out with a slightly different facial expression or design.Elliott Rivette


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: relating to, resembling, or made of plush
: notably luxurious
: rich, full
the plush sound of his saxophone playing
a plush, ripe wine
plushly adverb
plushness noun

Examples of plush in a Sentence

Adjective The hotel accommodations were plush. a particularly plush and buttery chardonnay
Recent Examples on the Web
After two-and-a-half years of carrying Kelsie around, the golden retriever met a real dog friend — a puppy named Posie that looks similar to Molson's favorite plush. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2023 Along with these retro shades, the once-groovy plush (or shag) carpeting is finding its way back into homes, adding a playful touch to children’s bedrooms or TV rooms, where curling up and snuggling is practically required. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 July 2023 Cho wanted something different — something that resembled the Japanese-style of plush that hadn’t yet made its way to the United States. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 24 June 2023 Ages 8+ Sleeping Kirby Plush Now 11% Off Even non-Nintendo fans can see that this Kirby plush is just super adorable. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 13 July 2023 Liam quickly warmed up to the big bear, curling up in the stuffed animal's lap after giving the plush a few good sniffs. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2023 Ages 4 – 8 RELATED: The Good Housekeeping Kids' Book Awards Reversible Axolotl Plushie $15 at Amazon Reversible plushes are still the rage. Rachel Rothman,, 9 June 2023 Another attendee, Morgan Dodds came with her 6-year-old son and a plush with a photo of her husband, who is active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Meghan Mistry, ABC News, 8 June 2023 There's nothing odd about seeing a bear, deer or squirrel with a little extra plush this time of year. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 8 Oct. 2022
The warm-up apparatus had been set up on the stage of the Royal Court Theatre, the plush, 1,000-seat theater on the Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line, on the second day of an eight-day crossing in August from Southampton, England, to New York. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023 For example, florists have taken to TikTok to share their finds on Temu, including wrapping paper, stickers, fasteners, and plush toys. Molly Peck, Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2023 Shop several of Oprah’s favorite products, like the bamboo sheet set, a bamboo pajama set, and a pair of plush lounge socks. Phoebe Sklansky, Health, 1 Sep. 2023 Set your expectations: This thin but plush Turkish flat weave is less like a towel and more like a blanket. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 The store’s spirit of discovery is enhanced by a plethora of plush sofas, comfy seating and irresistible reading nooks. Joey Morona, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2023 Give your mattress some extra plush and save 50% thanks to a click-on-page coupon on this queen-size topper. Wendy Vazquez, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023 More than 8,000 shoppers just bought this pair of plush bed pillows, and they’re marked down to $11 apiece. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 This linen sheet set is great for couples, the backdrop of many a evening and wonderfully comfortable and plush. Jennifer Nied, Women's Health, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History



Middle French peluche

First Known Use


1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of plush was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Plush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet


2 of 2 adjective
: made of or like plush
: very luxurious
a plush home

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