One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or like floss.‘short flossy curls’
- ‘Her short hair looked soft and flossy in the late afternoon sunshine glinting through the second-storey window, shining on the golden waves.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘On a good day, its coat would have been a pure flossy white, but you wouldn't know from looking at it.’
- ‘I also have an increasing problem with black stringy flossy stuff appearing.’
- ‘There's some kind of flossy stuff on my fish's body.’
2North American informal Excessively showy.‘she cultivated flossy friends’‘the flossy gleam of a cheap suit’
- ‘I like this CD because it has a nice blend of serious songs and the flossy stuff I like.’
- ‘Or is it because they didn't want to mess up their flossy clothes and track bikes?’
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