Definition of plush in US English:

plush

noun

  • A rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap.

    as modifier ‘deep-buttoned plush upholstery’
    • ‘I kicked off my sandals and folded my legs up underneath me on the long red plush couch that ran down one side of the bus.’
    • ‘They walked in and sat down in plush chairs next to a fireplace, looking out the window.’
    • ‘Lucas flung his body into a leather armchair, and as he sank down into its plush cushions he realized how tired he was.’
    • ‘In all there are ten minute top hats of black silk plush and grey felt and one black felt bowler.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the basements stairs that led down into the room was a table and chairs and two plush seats.’
    • ‘Jo pushed back the plush, mahogany stool she was sitting on and made as if to rise.’
    • ‘After a few washing they're very soft and flexible but not at all plush like a cotton towel.’
    • ‘In the middle of the room, two plush chairs sat side by side in front of a burning fire.’
    • ‘Many moviegoers appreciate the cleanliness and the plush seats available made at multiplexes.’
    • ‘With a hot chocolate in my hand, I selected one of the plush seats near the door and settled down to read a book.’
    • ‘There were two plush chairs on the other side of the desk, and Margret and Andrew sat there.’
    • ‘Inside the seats were covered in red satin and plush pillows rested in the corners for relaxation.’
    • ‘She looked down at Loki and Rose on her plush, quilted rug, as they slowly began to stir.’
    • ‘I was in a beautiful and cushy room, with maroon painted walls and plush chairs all around.’
    • ‘He ran his empty hand over the plush, red sofa marvelling at its softness, its richness.’
    • ‘Ethan, Mary, and Emy sat on one side of the carriage upon plush seats covered in crimson velvet.’
    • ‘She slumped in her seat and propped her feet on the plush one across from her.’
    • ‘She took out a picture frame, made of plush, and shaped like a funky flower.’
    • ‘Fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and plush, comfy couches furnish the buildings at both sites.’
    • ‘Jordan laughed and sat Blake down on one of the three plush couches in her huge family living room, right next to Maria.’
    fibres, threads, loops
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adjective

  • Richly luxurious and expensive.

    ‘the plush chrome and leather office’
    • ‘They met each other at a champagne reception at a plush six-star hotel on Queensland's Gold Coast yesterday.’
    • ‘A plush apartment, a gorgeous girlfriend and a life that opened doors to the best clubs in New York.’
    • ‘Woodward has been having problems finding a buyer for his plush £6.75 million home.’
    • ‘The contribution of this fine tribal artist to the plush art galleries of cosmopolitan cities was remembered.’
    • ‘The room was richly and ornately decorated, and filled with large plush furniture.’
    • ‘Snow Farm has a full service lodge with rooms ranging from comfortable to plush.’
    • ‘Here I am in New York, in a plush hotel suite overlooking Central Park.’
    • ‘Terracota and pan tiles gained popularity as these roof tilings gave a plush look and character to houses.’
    • ‘No sooner has the young woman settled into her plush, newly decorated quarters than she learns that she must prepare herself to govern.’
    • ‘He had a plush house in Shrewsbury Road in upmarket Ballsbridge, as well as a number of other properties.’
    • ‘Both of these places are pretty plush when compared to the outlying forward operating bases.’
    • ‘Construction on the first phase of plush suites, which sit on all three floors of the Lodge clubhouse building, has just begun.’
    • ‘The village was beautiful in a twee way, our room at the hotel was big and plush, and the restaurant welcomed Edward and served posh grub.’
    • ‘Next stop was Florence, and our base was the Anglo American, a plush hotel boasting Tolstoy among its former guests.’
    • ‘Once you step into the plush cabin you know you're in a quality car.’
    • ‘We meet in a tiny plush room in a posh London hotel which is the regular haunt for such interviews.’
    • ‘A little while ago, I found myself at a rather posh wedding reception at a plush venue.’
    • ‘We entered the house and I was surprised to find it very plush and expensively furnished.’
    • ‘A plush nine-storey building will house all the top executives of the bank as well as its subsidiaries.’
    • ‘It's plush, it's gold, it's Grade-A listed, it's got pillars and original cornicing.’
    lavish, luxurious, deluxe, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid, grand, extravagant, lush, lavishly appointed, palatial, princely, rich, costly, expensive, impressive, imposing
    luxurious, luxury, deluxe, sumptuous, palatial, lavish, lavishly appointed, gorgeous, opulent, splendid, magnificent, lush, rich, costly, expensive, upmarket, fancy, stylish, grandiose
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Origin

Late 16th century: from obsolete French pluche, contraction of peluche, from Old French peluchier ‘to pluck’, based on Latin pilus ‘hair’. The sense ‘luxurious’ dates from the 1920s.

Pronunciation

plush

/pləSH//pləʃ/