Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Able to float or swim on the surface; buoyant.
  • Rank and tall, as grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Swimming on the surface; buoyant; light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a dress lightweight, so as to rise when the wearer is walking.
  • adjective music light, hypnotic and relaxing.
  • adjective Having a feeling of extreme calm, as if floating through the air.
  • noun A lilo or similar item that floats on water and can be sat on.

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

  • adjective tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Stoned and floaty is so much better than sick and pukey.

    This is Your Brain on Drugs

  • Gallery of some of the world's finest floaty pens: the Jesus-walking-on-water floaty is positively sacrelicious.

    Boing Boing: November 17, 2002 - November 23, 2002 Archives

  • His work has been described as floaty concepts and dirty reality.

    Andrew Maynard

  • Over several seasons, the hems mutated from slinky calf-length and ankle-length tanks and tubular skirts to voluminous, unabashedly romantic pavement sweepers, looks that Nevena Borissova, a partner in Curve, a vanguard boutique in SoHo, describes as "floaty, let's-go-get-high-at-Coachella stuff."

    The Seattle Times

  • Basically it gives you a more "floaty" view of your subscriptions, lists, things like trends, and other categories of items.

    Seesmic Releases "Look" - UFies.org

  • Basically it gives you a more "floaty" view of your subscriptions, lists, things like trends, and other categories of items.

    UFies.org: January 2010 Archives

  • Basically it gives you a more "floaty" view of your subscriptions, lists, things like trends, and other categories of items.

    UFies.org: Software Archives

  • Apparently when a Lego minifig jumps it enters a kind of floaty demiplane where the rules of gravity warp and twist.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I just posted a little collection of "floaty" ads on my blog- including the balloon one which reminds me of that scene in Funny Face in front of the Eiffel Tower...so lovely.

    Dior Ads

  • CGI is STILL we're all waiting... trying to get the movement down so that it doesn't look "floaty".

    Disney Tuesday

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  • A nice word used in an apt figurative way by Reesetee in a comment on Generation X.

    January 30, 2009

  • Thank you, rolig. I remember, years ago, test-driving a car to see whether I wanted to buy it. I described the ride as "floaty"; my father (the auto wizard) thought I was just plain weird.

    Then I read a consumer report on the car. How did it describe the ride? "Floaty." Vindication.

    January 31, 2009