flossy
adjective (flossier; -est) Date: 1839 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of floss 2. stylish or glamorous especially at first impression <
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flossily adverb

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  • Flossy — Floss y (?; 115), a. Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, floss; hence, light; downy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flossy — resembling floss, 1839, from FLOSS (Cf. floss) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flossy — ► ADJECTIVE (flossier, flossiest) 1) of or like floss. 2) N. Amer. informal excessively showy …   English terms dictionary

  • flossy — [flôs′ē, fläs′ē] adj. flossier, flossiest 1. of or like floss; downy; light; fluffy ☆ 2. Slang stylish in a showy way …   English World dictionary

  • flossy — floss•y [[t]ˈflɔ si, ˈflɒs i[/t]] adj. floss•i•er, floss•i•est 1) made of or resembling floss; downy 2) showily stylish; fancy: a flossy dress[/ex] • Etymology: 1830–40 floss′i•ly, adv. floss′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • flossy — flossily, adv. flossiness, n. /flaw see, flos ee/, adj., flossier, flossiest. 1. made of or resembling floss; downy. 2. showily stylish; excessively ornamented or fancy. [1830 40; FLOSS + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Flossy — noun A female given name, diminutive of Florence …   Wiktionary

  • flossy — adjective Resembling floss …   Wiktionary

  • flossy — Synonyms and related words: ambitious, capillary, cirrose, cirrous, classy, downy, fancy, feathery, fibered, fibroid, fibrous, flagelliform, fleecy, fluffy, funicular, furry, fuzzy, gossamery, hairlike, hairy, high flown, high flying, high toned …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Flossy — Provenance. Diminutif anglo saxon de Florence. Vient du latin florens , signifie : florissant Se fête le 1er décembre. Histoire. Florence est païenne et vit en Asie Mineure lorsqu elle rencontre Saint Hilaire, évêque de Poitiers alors en exil.… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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