Definition of fluffy in English:

fluffy

adjective

  • 1Of, like, or covered with fluff.

    ‘a fluffy kitten’
    ‘fluffy white clouds’
    • ‘The sky was blue except for the parts that were covered by those big fluffy white clouds.’
    • ‘Her eyes met two violet ones, attached to an elven face with a head covered in fluffy white.’
    • ‘These small, oval, soft-bodied insects are covered in a white fluffy substance and resemble small cotton balls.’
    • ‘Guests are pampered with rose-scented water to wash their hands in and handed a white fluffy towel.’
    • ‘Soon I'm booking myself in for a foot massage and a shower with a fluffy white towel.’
    • ‘They are stepping gingerly onto a huge, fluffy, white cloud that the Pink Teddy uses as a mode of transportation.’
    • ‘What if it's all fluffy white clouds and precious thoughts from here on out?’
    • ‘Soft, fluffy clouds covered the entire city and its famous, humungous airport, making you want to drop gently down and lay your head on them.’
    • ‘A number of fluffy clouds had just covered part of the sun making the sky turn slightly orange.’
    • ‘Maybe it was the print I saw, but they looked like fluffy cottonwool white echtachrome clouds to me, floating in a postcard blue sky.’
    • ‘The sun was covered with fluffy grey clouds, easing him out slightly.’
    • ‘A fluffy white bathrobe and towel are handed to each person as they arrive at the Roman inspired building.’
    • ‘The white fluffy towel clung tightly to his slim hips as he wandered through the men, leaning to touch the heads or stroke the shoulders of some of them.’
    • ‘What do you expect with all those fluffy white clouds tumbling outside my window?’
    • ‘Others went for umbrellas that made a statement in themselves, decorated with racing scenes and one, optimistically, with blue sky and fluffy white clouds.’
    • ‘Also there's a man in the men's room who hands you a fluffy white towel.’
    • ‘Then my back was covered in a mud pack, wrapped in a plastic sheet and covered in soft, fluffy towels.’
    • ‘It looks like a big, white fluffy blanket covering our window.’
    • ‘Roads were dry, the sky was covered with huge fluffy clouds and the moon looked like a golden bowl as half of it was covered with fluffiness.’
    • ‘The bathroom accessories department reminded me that I hadn't washed anything for a few weeks, so I'd better buy a fluffy white bath towel.’
    fleecy, woolly, fuzzy, shaggy, hairy, feathery, downy, furry, velvety, cushiony
    soft
    floccose, flocculent, lanate, lanose
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  • 2(of food) light in texture and containing air.

    ‘cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy’
    • ‘The fried rice that evening was light and fluffy with plenty of other ingredients and was one of the nicest I have had for a long time.’
    • ‘Light, fluffy, buttery, flaky: these biscuits melt in your mouth and stay there in your dreams.’
    • ‘Cream butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.’
    • ‘And the baked potatoes were fluffy beneath a sea of sour cream and butter.’
    • ‘In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.’
    • ‘Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.’
    • ‘It is very popular with kids, who love a simple, moist and fluffy cake.’
    • ‘The cake was moist and flavorful and dense and rich and the icing was light and fluffy and sweet and gloppy.’
    • ‘Whisk until you get a fluffy peanut butter mixture of sorts.’
    • ‘Big J's meal came with creamy mashed potatoes and veggies, while mine was sidelined by fluffy rice and veggies.’
    • ‘But for a lonely night in need of some corny sentiment, this is some fluffy candy that just might fill.’
    • ‘A sight, that I can say with some confidence, stirs the soul to a light and fluffy texture.’
    • ‘It wasn't that eyes were drawn to me like I was drawn to delightfully fluffy chocolate cheesecake.’
    • ‘The latter had the most alluring nutty, almost sweet scent, and a light fluffy, loose texture.’
    • ‘In a large bowl beat the butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.’
    • ‘The best of our tapas starters was unquestionably the goat's cheese croquettes - light and fluffy inside a crisp breadcrumb coating.’
    • ‘From light and fluffy chocolate mousse or bitter chocolate sorbet to steamed chocolate fudge pudding or rich, dense chocolate cake, there is surely a recipe to suit all tastes.’
    • ‘Jayne chose the light and fluffy lemon lush after overhearing that a diner is just about as fluffy and syrupy.’
    • ‘The fluffy chocolate bomb-shaped ice cream was devilishly lovely and the saraga liqueur gave it a real bang.’
    • ‘All of the recipes were easy and yielded light, fluffy cakes.’
  • 3informal Frivolous or silly; lacking depth or seriousness.

    ‘a fluffy blonde in leopard-skin pedal-pushers’
    • ‘It denotes something fluffy, something lacking in content, he says - the implication being that he's rather more robust than that.’
    • ‘I was about to pass over this piece of nonsense as just another example of the feel-good, fluffy, new age rubbish the book is stuffed with.’
    • ‘Tired of vague, fluffy predictions from newspapers and magazines hedging their bets on what will and what won't succeed in technology this year?’
    • ‘And to cast someone like me, who can be quite evasive in terms of avoiding seriousness, I can just be fluffy, because it's easier.’
    • ‘It is touchy, feel good, fluffy legislation that does only one thing.’
    • ‘It will be a shock leaving the cosy, fluffy world of working for a university to then leap into the hairy, scary world of Internet commerce.’
    • ‘We are signing up to fluffy, feel-good legislation that we cannot enforce, and if we do, we will run the risk of scooping up people whom we should not be attacking.’
    • ‘Their feeling is that the core theme of the movie is too fluffy to take seriously, and isn't worthy of making into a movie.’
    • ‘This bill is nothing but touchy, fluffy, feel-good nonsense, and it is doing nothing more than promoting and legislating lying.’
    • ‘As fluffy, shallow and silly as such segments might be, they pique viewer interest, particularly among women.’

Pronunciation:

fluffy

/ˈflʌfi/