Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling fluff.
  • adj. Covered with fluff.
  • adj. Light and airy; soft: fluffy curls; a fluffy soufflé.
  • adj. Light or frivolous: a fluffy musical comedy.
  • adj. Lacking depth or precision; fuzzy: hazy, fluffy thinking that only confused the matter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with fluff.
  • adj. Light; soft; airy.
  • adj. Warm and comforting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, fluff or nap; soft and downy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Composed of, containing, or resembling fluff or loose flocculent matter, as nap or down; giving off loose floating particles when agitated; fluey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like down or as soft as down

Etymologies

Derived from the noun fluff (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, the powder has what I call a fluffy adherence.

    A Touch of Blusher

  • Colonel Luscombe threw a glance in the direction of Jane Marple thus resurrected, but without much interest; Bertram's always had a sprinkling of what he called fluffy old pussies.

    At Bertram's Hotel

  • I adapted these slightly from Alton Brown's recipe, and they really are the perfect "cafe" style muffin - fluffy, light and packed with blueberry goodness!

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Cozy writers all sit around in fluffy hats and hold cats.

    The Writer from the Writing

  • Little girls in fluffy skirts stood shyly around until some motherly soul ushered them down the line where she said there was plenty of room and lots of good eating.

    The Second Chance

  • ALF past six on Friday morning and Constance appeared on the terrace; Constance in fluffy, billowy, lacy white with a spray of oleander in her belt – the last costume in the world in which one would start on a mountain climb.

    Jerry Junior

  • It was dressed in short, fluffy skirts, like those worn by a ballet-dancer, and it danced so funnily that all who saw it roared with laughter.

    The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

  • But he doesn't play ball, refusing to do the cooking segments or say the word fluffy on air, annoying co-host Colleen.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • A somewhat round woman - she prefers to call herself 'fluffy' - she has the face of an angel and a smile that never seems to disappear.

    David Mixner and James McGreevey: The Amazing Marsha Timpson - Part I

  • Huang's team describes the resulting black material as "fluffy" - it is porous and only a fraction of the density of graphite.

    physicsworld.com: all content

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • My boyfriend's nickname....

    May 1, 2008

  • Cartman's pig, infamously mated with an elephant.

    January 27, 2008