Definitions

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

  • noun A fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material, having a thick deep pile.
  • adjective Made of or covered with plush.
  • adjective Luxurious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cloth of silk or cotton, and sometimes of wool (especially of camel's and goat's hair), having a softer and longer nap than that of velvet.
  • To crush, so as to resemble the surface of plush: said of velveteen and other textiles with a long nap.

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

  • noun A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.

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

  • adjective UK Very extravagant.
  • adjective UK Very expensive, or appearing expensive.
  • adjective Having a soft, fluffy exterior.
  • noun A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
  • noun A (type of) child's toy, usually an animal, filled with soft material.

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

  • adjective characterized by extravagance and profusion
  • noun a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet

Etymologies

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

[French pluche, variant of peluche, from pelucher, to become fluffy, shed, from Old French peluchier, to pluck, probably from Vulgar Latin *piluccāre; see pluck.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French peluche ("fluff, plush").

Examples

  • Wouldn't it have been cheaper and more environmentally efficient to enslave taxpayers and force them to carry the wealthiest. 01% around in plush sedan chairs?

    A fast food morning with the Tesla Roadster Sport - Boing Boing

  • I was thinking of bidding on the Palin plush voodoo doll, pins included!

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 8, 2010

  • It turned us on to the fact that Geeks (and I use the term to include myself - I'm possibly the nerdiest guy Jon knows) have an interest in plush toys that are conceptually ironic.

    The LNN interviews Paul Blake from ToyVault : The Lovecraft News Network

  • The saddest line: "It used to be that naming your new stuffed animal was practically a sacred rite of passage in plush parenting; now, if the tag on the creature doesn't provide a pre-fab name, we're seeing kids at a loss, calling their new dog 'Puppy' and their new cat 'Kitty.'"

    Don't call me "Baby."

  • It turned us on to the fact that Geeks (and I use the term to include myself - I'm possibly the nerdiest guy Jon knows) have an interest in plush toys that are conceptually ironic.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • It's got representatives from each part of the company rapping about their roles (do this do that we never get hairy we do it for you because we're your secretary), with an interstitial chorus singing "Shuffle fun shuffle shuffle fun shuffle fun fun shuffle fun fun shuffle just plane fun" on my elementary schools 'auditorium stage while employees run around in plush airplane costumes.

    Video: Shuffle Fun Shuffle Shuffle Fun Shuffle Fun Fun Shuffle Fun Fun Shuffle Just Plane Fun! - The Consumerist

  • Only if they make it in plush, as the hideous likenesses of all good interplanetary space beings ought to be.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • The saddest line: "It used to be that naming your new stuffed animal was practically a sacred rite of passage in plush parenting; now, if the tag on the creature doesn't provide a pre-fab name, we're seeing kids at a loss, calling their new dog 'Puppy' and their new cat 'Kitty.'"

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Only if they make it in plush, as the hideous likenesses of all good interplanetary space beings ought to be.

    The Lovecraft News Network

  • Will the sound still call to mind the glamorous era of American intercontinental railway journey when the dashing Cary Grant and the lovely Eva Marie Saint drank champagne in plush, oak-paneled boxcars while evading cops, spies and double agents against the backdrop of the national landscape?

    A Radioactive River Runs Through It

Comments

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  • I always think of the faux-Pennsylvania-Dutch gift shop at the front of HersheyPark (Hershey PA). It was called the Plush Haus. We used to say "Das ist ein haus mit PLUSH!" whenever we went by. I don't know if it's there anymore, but occasionally we still say it.

    February 13, 2007

  • Ja! PLUSH Haus! I remember!

    February 13, 2007

  • Eating Animals

    June 29, 2010