plush·​ie ˈplə-shē How to pronounce plushie (audio)
variants or less commonly plushy
plural plushies
: a toy that is covered in plush fabric and filled with soft material
Trained astronauts brought a Baby Yoda plushie into orbit, mid-November, on a trip to the International Space Station.Marie-Danielle Smith
Just leave time to browse the marketplace, where booths offer Japanese fashion, toys and accessories—everything from fine art prints to stuffed sushi plushies.Fritz Hahn
I had a plushy named Mr. Bear because I was apparently a painfully uncreative child …Matt Simon

called also plush

Examples of plushie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This playful plushie is a must-have for any Dolly fan and their pet. Kristi Arnold, Rolling Stone, 5 Dec. 2023 The plushie toy has since inspired a book series, Jessica BunnyDuck, with the first including a foreword written by the Academy Award winner herself. Lizzie Hyman, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2024 If a corgi isn’t their favorite animal, the company makes many other soft plushie friends, including a sloth, turtle, and an axolotl. Maya Polton, Parents, 21 Nov. 2023 Fran Drescher’s plushie, the Erewhon smoothie and Barbie are just a few of the unexpected heroes that The Hollywood Reporter had the privilege of photographing in 2023. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Dec. 2023 The cuddly plushies have quickly become one of the most popular toys on the market, counting celebritiess like Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and Charli D'Amelio as fans, with more than 100 million of the toys sold worldwide last year and cerayin to be among the hottest Christmas toys. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Plus, the TikTok-viral Reversible Octopus Plushie is marked down to $10 and helps kiddos communicate their emotions, and a set of three Squishmallows plushies is $23. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 4 Dec. 2023 This mystery box brings an air of excitement to these coveted plushies. Maura Jenkins, Glamour, 15 Nov. 2023 This adorable weighted croissant plushie is such a cute item for the baked goods lover in your life. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


plush entry 2 + -ie

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plushie was in 1982

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“Plushie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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