Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Superficially stylish; slick.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling floss.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to, composed of, or resembling floss.

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

  • adjective Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, floss; hence, light; downy.

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

  • adjective Resembling floss.

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

  • adjective like down or as soft as down

Etymologies

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floss +‎ -y

Examples

  • Would it not be better if you allow me to submit my material in my customary form and then turn it over to Carol, a damned brilliant girl, to inject the kind of flossy conclusions your readers have come to expect?

    Centennial

  • Shyheim On The Raekwon Conflict, His History With The Wu And His Untimely Prison Term [audio] russel simmons said: "wow this card is really neat it has diamonds on the front so i look cool and" flossy "now i am a player. thank you rush card for making all my ......" on

    GRANDGOOD

  • The World Cup winner was nicknamed Der Afro after his flossy hair, though he might as justifiably have been dubbed Der Aggro in honour of a stirring ability that suggested a past life as a Magimix.

    Note to England's rugby players: embrace Der Aggro | Harry Pearson

  • Those snails are served in thin slices rather than whole morsels, and they line a delicate pizza crust spread with a vibrant pesto and decorated with flossy greens.

    Tom Sietsema on Michel: Richard bets on Tysons Corner -- Diners come up a little short

  • She sauntered up to the desk and perched on the edge, her flossy leather bodysuit gleaming in the spotlight as she flicked back her black hair.

    Black Magic

  • Lacking toothpick or floss or flossy toothpick-like item -- or the initiative to rise from my desk in search of such -- I cleverly improvise by folding a yellow stickie in half in a plan to dislodge the offending asparagi.

    More Great Moments in Coordination

  • She sauntered up to the desk and perched on the edge, her flossy leather bodysuit gleaming in the spotlight as she flicked back her black hair.

    Black Magic

  • She sauntered up to the desk and perched on the edge, her flossy leather bodysuit gleaming in the spotlight as she flicked back her black hair.

    Black Magic

  • So our collective memories come in the form of flossy videos, foamy champagne toasts and still life magazine covers.

    Raymond Leon Roker: Notorious: The Biggie Biopic is Great But it Still Doesn't Answer, "Who Shot Ya?"

  • It opens very shapr and bold, with a certain peppery darkness to it and a coolness that can only be likened to heavy wet sand that is slightly bound by flossy rootlets of seashore plants.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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