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

  • Richly luxurious and expensive.

    ‘the plush chrome and leather office’
    • ‘We meet in a tiny plush room in a posh London hotel which is the regular haunt for such interviews.’
    • ‘He had a plush house in Shrewsbury Road in upmarket Ballsbridge, as well as a number of other properties.’
    • ‘A plush nine-storey building will house all the top executives of the bank as well as its subsidiaries.’
    • ‘Woodward has been having problems finding a buyer for his plush £6.75 million home.’
    • ‘Next stop was Florence, and our base was the Anglo American, a plush hotel boasting Tolstoy among its former guests.’
    • ‘Both of these places are pretty plush when compared to the outlying forward operating bases.’
    • ‘Here I am in New York, in a plush hotel suite overlooking Central Park.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The room was richly and ornately decorated, and filled with large plush furniture.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once you step into the plush cabin you know you're in a quality car.’
    • ‘The contribution of this fine tribal artist to the plush art galleries of cosmopolitan cities was remembered.’
    • ‘It's plush, it's gold, it's Grade-A listed, it's got pillars and original cornicing.’
    • ‘Snow Farm has a full service lodge with rooms ranging from comfortable to plush.’
    • ‘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.’
    lavish, luxurious, deluxe, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid, grand, extravagant, lush, lavishly appointed, palatial, princely, rich, costly, expensive, impressive, imposing
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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/