Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling fluff.
  • adjective Covered with fluff.
  • adjective Light and airy; soft.
  • adjective Light or frivolous.
  • adjective Lacking depth or precision; fuzzy.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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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Derived from the noun fluff

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

  • 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

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