Definition of flossy in English:



  • 1Of or like floss.

    ‘short flossy curls’
    • ‘On a good day, its coat would have been a pure flossy white, but you wouldn't know from looking at it.’
    • ‘There's some kind of flossy stuff on my fish's body.’
    • ‘It is not as displayable as a silver candy dish and I am afraid that people will think I'm crazy if they know that I've kept your stained gown and hold it up to my face and finger the flossy tie strings.’
    • ‘I also have an increasing problem with black stringy flossy stuff appearing.’
    • ‘Her short hair looked soft and flossy in the late afternoon sunshine glinting through the second-storey window, shining on the golden waves.’
  • 2North American informal Excessively showy.

    ‘the flossy gleam of a cheap suit’
    ‘she cultivated flossy friends’
    • ‘Or is it because they didn't want to mess up their flossy clothes and track bikes?’
    • ‘I like this CD because it has a nice blend of serious songs and the flossy stuff I like.’