downy

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From down +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

downy (comparative downier, superlative downiest)

  1. Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers or hair.
    The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep it warm.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the noun.

Noun[edit]

downy (plural downies)

  1. A blanket filled with down; a duvet.
    • 2013, Dorothy M. Jensen, The Little Girl From 311 Travis Street, page 246:
      Went to bed with 2 downies on the bed, but the heat finally kicked in and ended with one cover and my feet sticking out.