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plushier; plushiest
: having the texture of or covered with plush
plushy fabric
plushy couches
: notably luxurious : plush sense 2a
One exclusive affair, aboard Pierre Cardin's plushy yacht …People Weekly
plushiness noun


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less common variant of plushie

: 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 plushy in a Sentence

Adjective a plushy Parisian hotel where a night's stay commands a king's ransom
Recent Examples on the Web
Even before intimacy garments became more of a staple, Shapiro says the industry has always worked to protect actors during intimate scenes, from using fishing wire instead of visible straps with regular underwear, to adding shoe insoles or part of a plushy costume inside underwear. Beatrice Verhoeven, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2024 And, while these little toys are relatively simple, we were shocked at how inexpensive a pack of three runs compared to other similar plushy toys. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 This plushy squirrel toy can be filled and refilled with catnip to keep your feline entertained. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 But where plushy, traditional neck pillows fall short is in failing to offer stability to your neck, which can lead to your head lolling around and causing discomfort. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 The homebody will geek out if given a unique match cloche and plushy slippers. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 This may be the cutest advent calendar yet thanks to its cast of soft, plushy friends. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 The model stepped out in New York City today wearing an extremely plushy topper. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 This comforter has a 600-fill power duck down, which gives it a plushy, soft feel. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plushy was in 1611

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“Plushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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