Definition of fluffy in English:

fluffy

adjective

  • 1Of, like, or covered with fluff:

    ‘a fluffy kitten’
    ‘fluffy white clouds’
    • ‘Her eyes met two violet ones, attached to an elven face with a head covered in fluffy white.’
    • ‘Also there's a man in the men's room who hands you a fluffy white towel.’
    • ‘What if it's all fluffy white clouds and precious thoughts from here on out?’
    • ‘A number of fluffy clouds had just covered part of the sun making the sky turn slightly orange.’
    • ‘It looks like a big, white fluffy blanket covering our window.’
    • ‘Soon I'm booking myself in for a foot massage and a shower with a fluffy white towel.’
    • ‘These small, oval, soft-bodied insects are covered in a white fluffy substance and resemble small cotton balls.’
    • ‘Maybe it was the print I saw, but they looked like fluffy cottonwool white echtachrome clouds to me, floating in a postcard blue sky.’
    • ‘Others went for umbrellas that made a statement in themselves, decorated with racing scenes and one, optimistically, with blue sky and fluffy white clouds.’
    • ‘Guests are pampered with rose-scented water to wash their hands in and handed a white fluffy towel.’
    • ‘They are stepping gingerly onto a huge, fluffy, white cloud that the Pink Teddy uses as a mode of transportation.’
    • ‘The sky was blue except for the parts that were covered by those big fluffy white clouds.’
    • ‘Then my back was covered in a mud pack, wrapped in a plastic sheet and covered in soft, fluffy towels.’
    • ‘The sun was covered with fluffy grey clouds, easing him out slightly.’
    • ‘What do you expect with all those fluffy white clouds tumbling outside my window?’
    • ‘A fluffy white bathrobe and towel are handed to each person as they arrive at the Roman inspired building.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
    • ‘Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.’
    • ‘It wasn't that eyes were drawn to me like I was drawn to delightfully fluffy chocolate cheesecake.’
    • ‘Whisk until you get a fluffy peanut butter mixture of sorts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But for a lonely night in need of some corny sentiment, this is some fluffy candy that just might fill.’
    • ‘In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.’
    • ‘A sight, that I can say with some confidence, stirs the soul to a light and fluffy texture.’
    • ‘And the baked potatoes were fluffy beneath a sea of sour cream and butter.’
    • ‘Light, fluffy, buttery, flaky: these biscuits melt in your mouth and stay there in your dreams.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Big J's meal came with creamy mashed potatoes and veggies, while mine was sidelined by fluffy rice and veggies.’
    • ‘In a large bowl beat the butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy.’
    • ‘The cake was moist and flavorful and dense and rich and the icing was light and fluffy and sweet and gloppy.’
    • ‘The latter had the most alluring nutty, almost sweet scent, and a light fluffy, loose texture.’
    • ‘It is very popular with kids, who love a simple, moist and fluffy cake.’
    • ‘All of the recipes were easy and yielded light, fluffy cakes.’
    • ‘The fluffy chocolate bomb-shaped ice cream was devilishly lovely and the saraga liqueur gave it a real bang.’
    • ‘The best of our tapas starters was unquestionably the goat's cheese croquettes - light and fluffy inside a crisp breadcrumb coating.’
    • ‘Cream butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.’
  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This bill is nothing but touchy, fluffy, feel-good nonsense, and it is doing nothing more than promoting and legislating lying.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As fluffy, shallow and silly as such segments might be, they pique viewer interest, particularly among women.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is touchy, feel good, fluffy legislation that does only one thing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tired of vague, fluffy predictions from newspapers and magazines hedging their bets on what will and what won't succeed in technology this year?’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

fluffy

/ˈflʌfi/