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flossy

Syllabification: floss·y
Pronunciation: /ˈflôsē, ˈfläsē
 
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Definition of flossy in English:

adjective (flossier, flossiest)

1Of or like floss: short flossy curls
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Her short hair looked soft and flossy in the late afternoon sunshine glinting through the second-storey window, shining on the golden waves.
  • On a good day, its coat would have been a pure flossy white, but you wouldn't know from looking at it.
2North American informal Excessively showy: the flossy gleam of a cheap suit she cultivated flossy friends
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with flossy

bossy, Flossie, glossy, mossy, posse

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