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Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fabric with an even pile longer and less dense than velvet pile



Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to, resembling, or made of plush
2a : notably luxurious
b : rich, full the plush sound of his saxophone playing a plush, ripe wine

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Other Words from plush


plushly adverb
plushness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for plush

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of plush in a Sentence

Adjective The hotel accommodations were plush. a particularly plush and buttery chardonnay
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Invest in some aromatherapy candles or diffusers as well as a plush, hotel-quality robe, so mom can have a relaxing spa day without leaving the house. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "How to Transform Your Home Into a Hotel Fit for a Queen This Mother's Day," 2 May 2020 Grief compounded The caskets sit on plush, deep blue carpet. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "How an Indiana mortuary cares for those who died of the coronavirus while staying safe," 29 Apr. 2020 Last December, days before Moore, 25, died from an overdose, his mom mailed him a box with fun winter-themed items: hot chocolate ingredients, an ornament and a red plush blanket. Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, "Her son died of an overdose. Now she sends hundreds of cards to parents like her, hoping to ease the stigma.," 6 Dec. 2019 Like a certain other seasonal plaything that sits on a shelf, Peep on a Perch comes with a storybook and a plush. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Peep on a Perch Is a Springtime Take on the Elf on the Shelf," 9 Mar. 2020 The company recommends plush for stomach sleepers, firm for side sleepers, and mid-plush for those who want a balance of soft support. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Pillows for All Sleeping Positions," 14 Jan. 2020 This famous plush throw from Nordstrom has an actual 5-star rating from over 1,500 reviews. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "17 can't-miss deals from Nordstrom's huge end of year sale," 26 Dec. 2019 The plush, high-tech Sikorsky S-76B that slammed into a Southern California mountainside Sunday was not equipped with a terrain awareness and warning system, TAWS, or data and voice black boxes, the National Transportation Safety Board said. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Kobe Bryant crash could lead to safer helicopters: TAWS, black boxes back in play," 30 Jan. 2020 Build-a-Bear Workshop is here to save the universe and is reportedly debuting a Baby Yoda plush. Sarah Brookbank,, "Reports: Build-a-Bear Workshop will debut 'The Mandalorian' Baby Yoda plush," 14 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective All its locations — including sites at the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Moab, and the Great Smoky Mountains — come with luxury safari tents, plush linens, private bathrooms, made to order picnics, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Social Distance Under the Stars With These Stunning Glamping Camps Around the Country," 13 May 2020 For instance, the section on reopening child care facilities recommends that the facilities avoid plush toys, make sure each child has their own plate during meal times, and stagger drop-off and pick-up times for parents. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "CDC guide to reopening was trashed by the Trump admin. It just leaked," 7 May 2020 By persuading Nathan to give his plush post-life environment, Lakeview by Horizen™, another shot, Nora is spared the calamity of losing both a client and valuable points on her professional rating. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Hell of a Man-Made Heaven," 7 May 2020 With a plush cloudfoam midsole and a padded heel, your kids will be comfortable to keep on going and going. Katey Clifford, al, "DSW summer styles on sale: Snag sandals, sneakers up to 40 percent off," 6 May 2020 Made for both cats and dogs, this plush fleece blanket has a 4.5-star rating because it's lined with super soft sherpa and is a great way to prevent your pet from shedding all over your furniture. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "The 15 most popular pet products you can get at Petco," 4 May 2020 They’re made with a plush foam footbed that molds to the foot, giving her all-day arch support. Braelyn Wood,, "The 12 Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Send During Quarantine," 2 May 2020 Stock up on on this plush paper that aced the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab’s rigorous tests and is sure to please family members and guests alike. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Charmin Ultra Soft Bath Tissue," 21 Apr. 2020 The area is filled with plush homes in a neighborhood called Lakeside Cove, and callers residing in the area told the board the odors have been a problem for anywhere from four to 15 years or longer. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands residents complain about SJRA waste water plant odors," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of plush


1594, in the meaning defined above


1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plush


Middle French peluche

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The first known use of plush was in 1594

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“Plush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick, soft fabric



English Language Learners Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of a thick, soft fabric
: thick and soft
: very fancy and usually expensive


\ ˈpləsh How to pronounce plush (audio) \
plusher; plushest

Kids Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : made of a thick soft fabric
2 : very rich and fine a plush hotel



Kids Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet

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