fluffig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late 20th century, from English fluffy. Along with Mulch one of the few recent borrowings that still received a spelling pronunciation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʊfɪç/
  • IPA(key): /ˈflʊfɪk/ (alternatively in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

fluffig (comparative fluffiger, superlative am fluffigsten)

  1. (especially of baked goods) fluffy; airy; light

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely ever used in the sense of “furry, covered with fluff”, for which flauschig. However, sometimes of textiles in the sense of “airy, falling smoothly”, which may make it a partial false friend of the English etymon.

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