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From French peluche (fluff, plush).



plush (comparative plusher, superlative plushest)

  1. (Britain) Very extravagant.
  2. (Britain) Very expensive, or appearing expensive.
    They lived in a plush apartment complex.
  3. (of a man-made object) Having a soft, fluffy exterior.
    This plush toy is so cute and soft - I want it!



plush (countable and uncountable, plural plushes)

  1. A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke had had a sloop yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered. […] The Maria had a cabin, which was finished in hard wood and yellow plush, and accommodations for keeping things cold.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      That night the Boy slept in a different bedroom, and he had a new bunny to sleep with him. It was a splendid bunny, all white plush with real glass eyes, but the Boy was too excited to care very much about it.
  2. A plush toy.
    • 2002, Billboard (volume 114, number 9, 2 March 2002, page 70)
      When Play Along — the holder of the Care Bears master toy license — placed Care Bears plushes in Spencer Gifts last year, tweens and teenage girls bought the toys.
    • 2008, Lionel Birglen, Thierry Laliberté, Clément M. Gosselin, Underactuated Robotic Hands (page 94)
      For a small fee, the player can control a crane equipped with a gripper to pick a gift, usually a plush or a small toy, and has to drop it in a place where he/she can grab it.
    • 2011, Bob Sehlinger, Menasha Ridge, Len Testa, The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2012 (page 759)
      [] L.A. Prop Cinema Storage, full of kids' clothing (mostly for girls), PJs, and lots of toys and plushes (there's also a substantial infant area).


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